Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Missoula MT

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Troy Shaw, DDS
(406) 327-0777
1200 S Reserve St Ste L
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Deloit Ray Wolfe, DDS
(406) 549-2422
129 W Kent Ave
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Fred Lewis Sayre, DMD
(406) 728-4032
705 W Sussex Ave
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Gary J Willstein
(406) 721-5600
500 West Broadway
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael W Woods
(406) 721-4436
2360 Mullan Rd
Missoula, MT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Daniel T Mc Quinn, DDS
(406) 542-7572
1221 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert F Moseley, MD
240 Daly Ave
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.Colin Sherrill
(406) 721-4436
2360 Mullan Rd # C
Missoula, MT
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1994
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: St Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mt
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Gary Jay Willstein, MD
(406) 721-8840
The Broadway Bldg 500 W Broadway
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mark Francis Rotar, MD
(406) 721-4436
2360 Mullan Rd Ste C
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Missoula Comm Med Ctr, Missoula, Mt; St Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mt; St Joseph Hosp, Polson, Mt
Group Practice: Missoula Bone & Joint

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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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