Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Norton MA

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Edward Akelman, MD
(401) 457-1500
2 Dudley St
Providence, RI
Business
University Orthopedics Inc
Specialties
Orthopedics

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C Nason Burden, MD FACS
68 Church Grn
Taunton, MA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts
Graduation Year: 1942

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Kevin Scott Bowman, MD
(508) 222-4450
16 Hillside Ave
Attleboro, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1993

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Ghanshyam P Massand, MD
(508) 226-3111
550 N Main St
Attleboro, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Hubbard Regional Hospital, Webster, Ma
Group Practice: Osteoporosis & Arthritis Ctr

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Vincent Paul Genovese, MD
(508) 880-2771
2007 Bay St
Taunton, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Polish
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, Ma; Morton Hosp And Med Ctr, Taunton, Ma
Group Practice: Northwoods Medical Ctr

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John Jeffrey Poggi, MD
(508) 226-2213
8 Forest Ln
Norton, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1986

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Kevin Bowman
(508) 222-4450
16 Hillside Ave
Attleboro, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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C Nason Burden, MD
(617) 822-0571
68 Church Grn
Taunton, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Rodisendo Y P Oalican, MD
(617) 824-8639
144 Cohannet St
Taunton, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Morton Hosp And Med Ctr, Taunton, Ma
Group Practice: Rodisendo Oalican Inc

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Dr.Richard Renaud
(508) 822-1514
72 Washington St # 1000
Taunton, MA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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