Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Longmeadow MA

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Richard Janney Miller, MD
(585) 275-5169
10 Williston Dr
Longmeadow, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, Ny
Group Practice: Univ Orthopaedic Assoc Of Rochester Pc

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Peter Evan Pascal, MD
(860) 763-4041
146 Hazard Ave Ste 201
Enfield, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1980

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Carmine Ciccarelli
(860) 749-8361
111 Hazard Ave
Enfield, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Sanjay Kumar, MD
(860) 749-8361
111 Hazard Ave
Enfield, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1998

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Jay Allen Kimmel, MD
(860) 423-6186
113 Elm St
Enfield, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1985

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Ronald Leavitt
(860) 749-8361
111 Hazard Ave
Enfield, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Sanjay Kumar
(860) 749-8361
111 Hazard Ave
Enfield, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Ronald Leavitt
(860) 749-8361
111 Hazard Ave # A
Enfield, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Harvey Grant
(413) 781-5840
125 Liberty Street
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Peter Pascal
(860) 763-4041
Ste 201, 146 Hazard Avenue
Enfield, CT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1980
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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