Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Overland Park KS

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John W M Carter, DDS
(913) 451-1443
8005 W 110th St Ste 214
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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E Jerome Hanson, MD
(913) 491-3344
7950 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of The Spine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1969

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Dr.John Ciccarelli
(913) 322-2700
5525 W 119th St # 210
Leawood, KS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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George Kyle Parkins, MD
(913) 341-4830
5131 Somerset Dr
Prairie Village, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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William O Reed Jr, MD
(913) 649-7300
10730 Nall Ave Ste 200
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Shawnee Mission Med Ctr, Shawnee Msn, Ks
Group Practice: Heartland Hand & Spine Ortho

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E Jerome Hanson Jr, MD
(913) 491-3344
7950 College Blvd Ste A
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of The Spine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1969
Hospital
Hospital: Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo
Group Practice: Mid America Spine

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Dr. MacNamera
10701 Nall Avenue
Leawood, KS
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Kansas City Bone And Joint
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert Sean Jackson
(913) 381-5225
10701 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Glenn Martin Amundson, MD
(913) 649-7300
10730 Nall Ave Ste 200
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Other
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1979

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James H Whitaker
(913) 381-5225
10701 Nall Ave
Overland Park, KS
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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