Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Leawood KS

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Jon E Browne
(913) 319-7546
3651 College Blvd
Leawood, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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McPherson Scott Beall
(913) 642-0200
10777 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kurt W Hoffman, DDS
(913) 663-2992
11213 Nall Ave Ste 130
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gregory R Van Den Berghe
(913) 642-0200
10777 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Glenn M Amundson
(913) 649-7300
10730 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Valerie Anne DeArdorff
(913) 642-0200
10777 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Lowry Jones Jr, MD
(913) 319-7510
3651 College Blvd
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1980

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Thomas Joseph Rasmussen, MD
(913) 362-0031
3651 College Blvd Ste 100B
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Mission Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks
Group Practice: Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

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Glenn Martin Amundson, MD
(913) 649-7300
10730 Nall Ave Ste 200
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Other
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1979

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Jon Edmund Browne, MD
(913) 319-7500
3651 College Blvd Ste 100A
Leawood, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Menorah Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & 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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