Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Rock Springs WY

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Joseph John Oliver
(307) 362-7745
1204 Hilltop Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kurt Ryan Martin, MD
3 Par Ct
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1999

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P Jack Feller, DDS
(307) 362-8842
2405 Cascade Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Michael Wasser, MD
(307) 745-8851
1909 Vista Dr
Laramie, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1981

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Ludwig F Kroner III, MD
(307) 382-5646
1204 Hilltop Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1974

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Ludwig F Kroner III, MD
(307) 382-5646
1204 Hilltop Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1974

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Joseph John Oliver, MD
(307) 362-7745
1204 Hilltop Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hospital Of Sweetwate, Rock Springs, Wy

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Peter E Rork
(307) 733-3900
555 E Broadway
Jackson, WY
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.W. Carlton Reckling
(307) 632-6637
800 East 20th St # 300
Cheyenne, WY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.1, out of 5 based on 10, reviews.

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Dr.Peter Rork
(307) 733-3900
555 East Broadway
Jackson, WY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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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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