Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Roswell NM

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Earl A Latimer III, MD
(505) 622-7600
115 E 19th St
Roswell, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern New Mexico Med Ctr -No, Roswell, Nm
Group Practice: Scor

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Michael M Taylor, DDS
(505) 622-4369
200 W Wilshire Blvd
Roswell, NM
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Albert Boss
(505) 622-7600
115 E 19th St
Roswell, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Omar Osmani
(575) 624-4545
601 West Country Club Road #202
Roswell, NM
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Eastern New Mexico Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.Robert Schwartz
(575) 625-2669
350 W Country Club Rd # 103
Roswell, NM
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Eastern New Mexico Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.5, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Robert E Schwartz
(575) 625-2669
350 W Country Club Rd
Roswell, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Omar Nizar Osmani, MD
(505) 622-7600
115 E 19th St
Roswell, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1993

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James Albert Boss, MD
(505) 622-7600
115 E 19th St
Roswell, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Eastern New Mexico Med Ctr -No, Roswell, Nm
Group Practice: Scor

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James J Castle, DO
(505) 624-0100
607 W Country Club Rd
Roswell, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1982

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Anthony F Pachelli, MD
(505) 724-4300
201 Cedar St SE
Albuquerque, NM
Business
New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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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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