Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Prairieville LA

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Scott George Petrie
(225) 743-2000
1014 W Saint Clare Blvd
Gonzales, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Scott Petrie
(225) 743-2000
1014 Saint Clair Blvd # 1020
Gonzales, LA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Scott G Petrie, MD
(225) 743-2000
1212 Riverview Blvd Ste 1020
Gonzales, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1992

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Francis Allen Johnston, MD
(225) 751-6666
16777 Medical Center Dr Ste 300
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Summit Hospital, Baton Rouge, La
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Surgery Associates Of Baton Rouge

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James F Fruge, DDS
(225) 292-6991
12061 Bricksome Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Bernard Luke Manale, MD
(504) 895-2055
Gonzales, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1964

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Dr.Ramon Rodriguez
1023 W Highway 30
Gonzales, LA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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James Ronald Mcandrew, DDS
(225) 291-0100
PO Box 77753
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Andre M Fruge, DDS
(225) 292-6991
12061 Bricksome Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jorge E Isaza Rojas, MD
(225) 751-6666
16777 Medical Center Dr Ste 300
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Del Valle, Div Of Cien De La Salud, Cali, Colombia
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Summit Hospital, Baton Rouge, La; St Elizabeth Hosp, Gonzales, La
Group Practice: Advanced Spine Institute

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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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