Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Klamath Falls OR

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Neil M Walle, DDS
(541) 884-8668
808 Main St
Klamath Falls, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Karl Conrad Wenner, MD
(541) 884-7746
2580 Campus Dr
Klamath Falls, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Merle West Med Ctr, Klamath Falls, Or; Lake District Hospital, Lakeview, Or
Group Practice: Klamath Orthopedic Clinic

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Kevin T Heaton
(541) 884-3677
2200 Bryant Williams Drive
Klamath Falls, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Dr.Karl Wenner
(541) 884-3677
2200 Bryant Williams Dr # 1
Klamath Falls, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Merle West Med Ctr, Klamath Falls, Or
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 8, reviews.

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Michael Joe Casey, MD
(541) 884-7746
2200 Bryant Williams Dr Fl 1
Klamath Falls, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Merle West Med Ctr, Klamath Falls, Or
Group Practice: Klamath Orthopedic Clinic

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Dr.Michael Casey
(541) 884-3677
2200 Bryant Williams Dr # 1
Klamath Falls, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston
Year of Graduation: 1973
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Merle West Med Ctr, Klamath Falls, Or
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Karl C Wenner
(541) 884-3677
2200 Bryant Williams Drive
Klamath Falls, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Karl R Knudsen
(541) 884-3677
2200 Bryant Williams Dr
Klamath Falls, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Michael J Casey
(541) 884-3677
2200 Bryant Williams Dr
Klamath Falls, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Miguel Antonio Schmitz, MD
(541) 884-7746
2200 Bryant Williams Dr Fl 1
Klamath Falls, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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