Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Salem OR

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John Andres Stevens, MD
(503) 362-3671
1489 State St
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or; Silverton Hospital, Silverton, Or
Group Practice: Willamette Orthopedic Group

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Robert Guy Zirschky, MD
(503) 561-8100
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: 1984

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Steven R Beranek, MD
(503) 561-8100
875 Oak St SE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Mark Evan Foglesong, MD
(503) 581-4402
1280 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1991

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Blake Alan Nonweiler, MD
(503) 561-7170
875 Oak St SE Ste 5040
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1989

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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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Robert S p Fan
(503) 540-6300
1600 State Street
Salem, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Marcus Lee Pollard, MD
(503) 362-3671
1489 State St
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dan G Sewell
(503) 540-6300
1600 State Street
Salem, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Blake Nonweiler
(503) 362-3671
1600 State Street
Salem, OR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.8, out of 5 based on 4, 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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