Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Romulus MI

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Atindra Nath Sinha, MD
32320 Michigan Ave
Wayne, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1956

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Eric W Brust, DDS
(313) 299-9700
10460 Pelham Rd
Taylor, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.POOYA JAVIDAN
(805) 368-1547
10000 Telegraph Road
Taylor, MI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Emmanuel Nnamdi Obianwu, MD
(313) 383-2030
14551 Southfield Rd
Allen Park, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ibadan, Coll Of Med, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1966

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Terry L Weingarden, DO
6255 Inkster Rd Ste 103
Garden City, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1965

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Satyabrata Maitra, MD
24474 Goddard Rd
Taylor, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1953

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Kevin T Crawford
(734) 721-8785
33000 Annapolis St
Wayne, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.FADI SAIED
(734) 421-3300
6245 Inkster Road
Garden City, MI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Matthew P Steffes
(313) 730-0500
23550 Park St
Dearborn, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Shreepad R Naik
(313) 274-0636
23400 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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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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