Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Lebanon MO

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Jeffrey J Mutchler
(417) 533-6560
331 Hospital Dr Ste A
Lebanon, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ross W Stryker, DDS
(417) 532-9532
PO Box 1193
Lebanon, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Curtis D Mather, DO
(417) 532-8856
331 Hospital Dr Ste A
Lebanon, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1989

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Eric Scott Moghadamian, MD
(573) 882-3104
Rm MC-213,
Columbia, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Leslie Barrack, MD
(314) 747-2592
660 S Euclid Ave-Campus Box 8233
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Tulane Univ Hosp And Clinics, New Orleans, La
Group Practice: Tulane Faculty Practice Plan T Ulane Univ Health Sciences Ct

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Jeffrey Jack Mutchler, DO
(417) 532-8856
331 Hospital Dr Ste A
Lebanon, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1990

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Curtis D Mather
(417) 533-6560
331 Hospital Dr
Lebanon, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert A Shively, MD
(314) 652-4100
915 N Grand Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Washington University Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Alexander J Strong
(816) 561-3003
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
N Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Kent Lieurance, MD
(417) 781-2807
3105 Mc Clelland Blvd
Joplin, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Integris Health -Baptist Regi, Miami, Ok
Group Practice: Midwest Orthopaedic 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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