Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Pryor OK

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Christian P Luessenhop, MD
(918) 342-6741
201 W Blue Starr Dr
Claremore, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: U S P H S Claremore Indian Hos, Claremore, Ok
Group Practice: Northeast Oklahoma Orthopedic

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Thomas Jeremy DO
(918) 582-6800
1501 N Florence Ave # 350
Claremore, OK

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M Sean O'Brien, DO
(405) 759-2663
8125 S Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1996

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Charles R Steves
(405) 755-1880
4505 Memorial Cir
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Corey E Ponder
(405) 478-7111
13800 Benson Rd
Edmond, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jon E Orjala, DO
1218 N Florence Ave
Claremore, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1991

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Harvey C Jenkins Jr., MD
(405) 686-1700
8603 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Business
Aria Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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James L Griffin
(918) 392-1400
4802 S 109th E Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark F Kowalski, MD
(405) 749-7031
4140 W Memorial Rd Ste 308
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok; Oklahoma Spine Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Sports Spec Inc

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David L Saxton, MD
(405) 844-1478
920 Stanton L Young Blvd Ste WP-1380
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 2001

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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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