Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Longmont CO

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Curtis L Leonard
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln
Longmont, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gregg Koldenhoven
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln
Longmont, CO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Louis Mc Manaman, DDS
(303) 744-5000
1600 Hover Rd Ste D1
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Samuel E Smith
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln
Longmont, CO
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Curtis Lee Leonard, MD
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln Unit 200
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michael Patrick Grant, MD
(303) 651-3366
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1989

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Dr.Curtis Leonard
(303) 772-1600
Front Range Orthopedics, 1551 Professional Ln Ste 200
Longmont, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Timothy Jay Panek, MD
(303) 772-1600
1551 Professional Ln
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1996

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Gregg Alan Koldenhoven, MD
(720) 494-3132
1925 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1993

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Samuel Edward Smith, MD
(720) 494-3221
1551 Professional Ln Unit 200
Longmont, CO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Longmont United Hosp, Longmont, Co
Group Practice: Front Range Orthopedic Ctr

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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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