Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Red Wing MN

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Everett Michael Hughes, MD
(651) 267-5000
701 Fairview Blvd
Red Wing, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1997

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Robb Geoffrey Rutledge, MD
(651) 267-5675
PO Box 54
Red Wing, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Fairview Red Wing Hosp, Red Wing, Mn
Group Practice: Fairview Red Wing Medical Center

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Nils Fauchald
(651) 267-5000
701 Fairview Blvd
Red Wing, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Matthew Anthony Eich, MD
(651) 388-9124
1407 W 4th St
Red Wing, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Nils Fauchald Jr, MD
(651) 388-3503
1407 W 4th St
Red Wing, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1963

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Robb G Rutledge
(651) 267-5000
701 Fairview Blvd
Red Wing, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Everett M Hughes
(651) 267-5000
701 Fairview Blvd
Red Wing, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jaswin Sawhney
(651) 267-5666
701 Fairview Blvd
Red Wing, MN
Specialty
General Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Matthew A Eich
(651) 267-5000
701 Fairview Blvd
Red Wing, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jerome John Perra, MD
(651) 842-5412
Hastings, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Dickinson County Mem Hosp, Spirit Lake, Ia
Group Practice: Iowa Lakes Orthpedic

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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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