Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Moscow ID

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Charles Arthur Jacobson, MD
(208) 883-2828
623 S Main St Ste 6
Moscow, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1980

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Edwin M Tingstad
(208) 883-2828
623 S Main St
Moscow, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Glen A Armstrong, DDS
(208) 882-6360
1240 SE Bishop Blvd Ste S
Pullman, WA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Edwin Michael Tingstad, MD
(509) 332-2828
825 SE Bishop Blvd Ste 120
Pullman, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1993

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Eric H Widell Jr, MD
(208) 726-5860
328 W 350 S
Jerome, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1960

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Dr.Steven Pennington
(208) 883-2828
623 South Main Street #1
Moscow, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Steven Edward Pennington, MD
(208) 883-2828
623 S Main St Ste 6
Moscow, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1992

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Donald H Smith, DDS
(509) 334-1315
405 W Main St
Pullman, WA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Timothy Joseph Flock
(208) 743-3523
320 Warner Dr
Lewiston, ID
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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J Gerald Mc Manus, MD
(208) 634-4472
212 N 3rd St Ste 2
McCall, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1967

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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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