Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Leesville LA

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David Hawkes Steiner
(337) 392-2330
506 S 6th St
Leesville, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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J David De Lapp, MD
(337) 239-8000
500 S 6th St Ste A
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1992

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Shawn Patrick Granger
(337) 392-2330
506 S 6th St
Leesville, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Alfonso Santos Alarcon, MD
(337) 531-3105
1585 3rd St # 81
Fort Polk, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Granger, Shawn MD
(337) 392-2330
506 S 6th St
Leesville, LA

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Ronald Gene Hood, MD
(918) 747-8071
4802 S 109th East Ave
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Tulsa Orthopedic

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David H Steiner, MD
(337) 238-9088
1101 Port Arthur Ter
Leesville, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Beauregard Mem Hosp, Deridder, La; Byrd Reg Hosp, Leesville, La

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David Long i Lin
(337) 531-3438
1585 3rd St
Fort Polk, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dan Edward Butler, MD
(337) 462-6637
109 W 4th St
Deridder, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Beauregard Mem Hosp, Deridder, La

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Orthopedic Center Of Louisiana
(337) 239-8000
109 W 4th St
Deridder, LA

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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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