Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Machesney Park IL

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Harry W Humphreys, DDS
(815) 877-6453
4001 N Mulford Rd
Loves Park, IL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Timothy A Theisen, DDS
(815) 877-7079
6050 Brynwood Dr Ste 201
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas A Daniels, DDS
(815) 877-7079
6050 Brynwood Dr Ste 201
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Tara Kant Nigam
(815) 397-6276
6957 Olde Creek Rd
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Maxwell Jarrett Jr, MD
(815) 398-9491
535 Roxbury Rd
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Rockford Mem Hosp, Rockford, Il
Group Practice: Rockford Orthopedic Associates Ltd

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Robert Frank Novak, MD
3292 Andover Dr
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1973

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Norm Allin Hagman, MD
(815) 877-2335
5059 Crofton Dr
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Rockford Mem Hosp, Rockford, Il
Group Practice: Rockford Orthopedic Associates

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William C Dannenmaier, MD
(815) 397-8187
3676 Zermatt Ct
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Rockford Mem Hosp, Rockford, Il; St Anthony Med Ctr, Rockford, Il; Swedish American Hosp, Rockford, Il
Group Practice: Lundholm Surgical Group Ltd

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Anthony Thomas Sorkin, MD
(815) 398-9491
2300 N Rockton Ave Ste 102
Rockford, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dennis F Fancsali
(815) 484-9999
1235 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic 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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