Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease North Kansas City MO

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Gregory L Barnhill
(816) 559-6500
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dana Raymond Towle, MD
(816) 452-8080
4444 N Belleview Ave Ste 204
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1986

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Robert Thomas Littlejohn, MD
(816) 474-5240
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1961

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Christopher Alan Bagby, MD
(816) 421-6114
2750 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 304
North Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr.David Ebelke
(816) 471-6611
2750 Clay Edwards Dr # 600
Kansas City, MO
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: North Kansas City Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dana R Towle
(816) 452-8080
4444 N Belleview Ave
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Peter I Vilkins, DO
(816) 353-6400
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 650
Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1969

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Robert Marshall Drisko, MD
(816) 561-3003
2790 Clay Edwards Dr Ste 600
North Kansas City, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jonathan E Blake
(816) 559-6500
2790 Clay Edwards Dr
North Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stephen Edward Vilmer
(816) 842-8404
2750 Clay Edwards Drive
North Kansas City, MO
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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