Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Juneau AK

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Ted Lewis Schwarting, MD
(907) 586-4415
3220 Hospital Dr Ste 201
Juneau, AK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1998

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Ted L Schwarting
(907) 586-4415
3220 Hospital Drive
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel Raymond Harrah, MD
(907) 523-9080
3225 Hospital Dr Ste 101-A
Juneau, AK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1993

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James Gregory Gollogly, MD
(907) 452-8181
3260 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Dublin, Trinity Coll, Sch Of Physic, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1972

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Dr.Alan Gross
(907) 523-9080
3220 Hospital Dr # 101
Juneau, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Alan Stuart Gross, MD
(907) 523-9080
PO Box 210867
Auke Bay, AK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1989

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Daniel R Harrah
(907) 364-2663
3220 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Alan S Gross
(907) 364-2663
3220 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.DANIEL HARRAH
(907) 364-2663
3220 Hospital Dr # 101
Juneau, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Gordon R Bozarth
(907) 364-2663
3220 Hospital Dr
Juneau, AK
Specialty
Orthopedic 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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