Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Kailua HI

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Kenneth Francis Taylor, MD
(808) 433-6727
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Walter Reed Army Med Ctr, Washington, Dc

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Robert J Medoff
(808) 261-4658
30 Aulike St
Kailua, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffery Kimo Harpstrite, MD
(808) 521-8176
821 Mokulua Dr
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Rey Gumboc
(808) 433-3557
Windward Orthopaedic Group Inc - Ka, Suite 506, 30 Aulike Street
Kailua, HI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Tripler
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dr.Dennis Yamada
(808) 433-3869
Windward Orthopaedic Group Inc - Ka, Suite 506, 30 Aulike Street
Kailua, HI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Linda Jean Rasmussen, MD
(808) 261-4658
30 Aulike St Ste 506
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1988

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Michael Kingyau Hahn, MD
(808) 261-4658
30 Aulike St Ste 506
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1991

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Terry Glen Smith, MD
(808) 261-7646
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1984

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Bradley K Hook, DDS
(808) 261-0373
315 Uluniu St Ste 209
Kailua, HI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Linda J Rasmussen
(808) 261-4658
30 Aulike St
Kailua, HI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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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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