Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Sierra Vista AZ

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William McCormick
(520) 458-4335
1951 Frontage Rd
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jose Abran Padilla, MD
(520) 458-0650
1951 Frontage Rd
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1992

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Laurence M Susini
(520) 458-6088
155 Calle Portal
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Roxanne E Wallace, MD
(520) 533-9120
Hereford, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1996

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Nicholas A Ransom, MD
(520) 624-0888
1714 W Anklam Rd
Tucson, AZ
Business
PIMA Orthopedic Associates
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Elliot E Angel, DMD
(520) 458-2500
2047 Piccadilly Ct
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Alan Paul Kawakami, DDS
(520) 459-1600
2700 E Fry Blvd Ste B9
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William C Mc Cormick, DO
(520) 458-0650
1951 Frontage Rd
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1972

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Susini Laurence M Md
(520) 458-6088
155 Calle Portal Ste 100
Sierra Vista, AZ

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Roman T. Lewicky, MD
(928) 774-7757
1485 N. Tourquoise Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ
Business
Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, LTD.
Specialties
Orthopedics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue CrossUnited Healthcare
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Flagstaff Medical Center
Residency Training: Northwestern University Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery 1975
Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School, 1968
Additional Information
Member Organizations: ABOS AAOS AANA ArMA
Awards: Arizona Sports Medicine Doctor of the Year, 1982.
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Ukrainian,Polish

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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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