Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Las Cruces NM

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Dr.Donald Watson
(505) 556-6440
2530 S Telshor Blvd # 107
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.8, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Donald Ray Watson, MD
(915) 595-8893
4351 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983

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Gary Duane Barham, MD
(505) 521-9729
2911 Hillrise Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1970

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George D Harrington
(575) 556-6440
2530 S Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel Alberto Romanelli, MD
(505) 532-9755
4351 E Lohman Ave Ste 200
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1992

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Edward R Sweetser
(505) 532-9755
4351 E Lohman Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Edward R Sweetser
(505) 532-9755
4351 E Lohman Ave # 200
Las Cruces, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1970
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Miguel Angel Pirela, MD
(915) 545-6750
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1980

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Colin Kelly Miller, MD
(505) 521-0437
3245 E University Ave Apt 1411
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1988

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Robert Alfred Mcpherson, DDS
(505) 522-5600
1423 S Don Roser Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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