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James Travers Bianchin, MD
Plainfield, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1961

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James T Bianchin, MD
Plainfield, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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George B Verghese, MD
(815) 725-7700
1240 Essington Rd Ste 200
Joliet, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Armed Forces Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Riverside Med Ctr, Kankakee, Il; Iroquois Mem Hosp & Res Home, Watseka, Il; St Marys Hosp, Decatur, Il
Group Practice: Orthopedic Associates-Kankakee

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Robert J Daley
(815) 744-4551
951 Essington Rd
Joliet, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Chintan S Sampat, MD
Naperville, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 2003

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Michael Philip Murphy, DO
Plainfield, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael Jay Cohen, MD
(815) 741-6226
2443 Fawn Lake Cir
Naperville, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Med Ctr, Joliet, Il
Group Practice: Joliet Medical Group Ltd

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Cary Robert Templin
(815) 744-4551
951 Essington Rd
Joliet, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael C Durkin
(815) 744-4551
951 Essington Rd
Joliet, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mukund Komanduri, MD
(815) 741-6900
330 Madison St Ste 104
Joliet, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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