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William Sherry Thomas Mayhall, MD
(360) 379-2731
1280 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1970

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Raylene Lorraine Gordin
(503) 375-3636
700 Bellevue St Se
Salem, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Malcolm Pratt Snider, MD
(503) 581-5107
875 Medical Center Dr NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or
Group Practice: Willamette Surgery Center

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Dr.Steven Beranek
(503) 561-8100
875 Oak Street Southeast #3010
Salem, OR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Salem Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Enoch D Shaw
(503) 480-0485
700 Bellevue St Se
Salem, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Don E Poulson, MD
(503) 581-0161
875 Oak St SE Ste 3060
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1953

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Steven W Campbell, DDS
(503) 399-0721
434 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard W Tobin Jr, MD
(503) 581-4402
1280 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Mark Foglesong
(503) 540-6300
1600 State Street
Salem, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.4, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Harold Stuart Boyd, MD
(503) 581-4402
1280 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1968

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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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