Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Midvale UT

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Hugh S West Jr., MD
(801) 314-4900
5848 S 300 E
Murray, UT
Business
Intermountain Orthopaedic Specialty Group
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Junius Jackson Clawson, MD
(801) 314-2225
5810 S 300 E Ste 300
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1997

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Michael Carl Holmstrom, MD
5848 S Fashion Boulevard (300 E)
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1996

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Michael Rene Chardack
(801) 507-3475
5169 Cottonwood St
Murray, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Justin P Hawes
(801) 747-1020
5323 South Woodrow Street
Murray, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Reed Fogg
(801) 314-2346
5810 S 300 E
Murray, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Russell L Nelson
(801) 713-0606
5323 Woodrow St
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gary Lynn Rasmussen, MD
5848 Fashion Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1978

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Brian Weiling Fukushima, MD
5250 Commerce Dr Ste 200
Murray, UT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1998

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Richard Frederick Ambur
(360) 692-5879
4021 S 700 E Ste 300
Salt Lake City, UT
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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