Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Iowa City IA

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Jessica Nguyen Gillespie
(319) 356-0539
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Nicolas O Noiseux
(319) 356-2383
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Ericka Andrusiak Lawler, MD
(319) 353-6222
200 Hawkins Dr,
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 2000

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James Vincent Nepola, MD
(319) 356-2466
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1978

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Stuart L Weinstein
(319) 356-1872
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Craig C Lyon
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Albright, MD
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Robert C Volz
(319) 356-1616
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Richard Clark, MD
(319) 356-2332
01012 JPPLL/UIHC 200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: U Of Iowa Hosp & Clinics, Iowa City, Ia
Group Practice: Faculty Practice Plan Univ Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

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John E Femino
(319) 356-2383
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Hip Pain Info - Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

In order to understand Legg-Calve-Perthes disease it is important to understand the anatomy and function of the hip. Please read Hip Pain Info's section on the anatomy of the hip .

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball is formed by the top of the thigh bone (the femur) and is called the "head" of the femur. The socket is formed by the bones of the pelvis and is called the acetabulum.

Articular cartilage is a smooth shiny coating that covers the head of the femur and the acetabulum. Articular cartilage allows the head of the femur to move easily inside the acetabulum.

In Legg-Calve-Perthes disease there is an interruption of the blood supply to the growing head of the femur (also called the capital femoral epiphysis). Without blood, the bone that forms the head of the femur can not get the nutrients that it needs. The bone is damaged and areas of the growing head of the femur die. Eventually the blood supply to the growing head of the femur returns and the bone regenerates.

Unfortunately, in some cases of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease the growing head of the femur can lose its strength and can change its shape. When this happens there is increased stress on some areas of the head of the femur and the articular cartilage that covers it. Over a number of years this increased stress can lead to early osteoarthritis of the hip .

It is not clear what causes the blood supply to the growing head of the femur to be interrupted. Legg-Calve-Perthes disease occurs in children (most often between the ages of 5 and 10) and it is far more common in boys than in girls.

The treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease depends on its severity. Most types of treatment work best when Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is detected early. Once it is detected, specialists that treat children with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease can plan out a treatment program.

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