Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Storrs Mansfield CT

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Robert Irwin Moskowitz
(860) 429-6109
1703 Main St
Willimantic, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael P Staebler, MD
(860) 456-3997
150 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1993

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Stephen F Scarangella
(860) 456-3997
150 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Jesse Eisler
(860) 872-6229
460 Hartford Tpke
Vernon, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Kenneth Rupert Alleyne, MD
(860) 875-3676
PO Box 3255
Vernon, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1994

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Edward John Collins Jr, MD
(860) 456-3997
150 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Windham Community Mem Hosp, Willimantic, Ct
Group Practice: Connecticut Sports Med & Ortho

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Gerard James Lawrence, MD
(860) 456-3997
150 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1963

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Richard Dennis Fischer, MD
(860) 872-3717
428 Hartford Tpke Ste 210
Vernon, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jesse Grant Eisler, MD
(860) 872-6229
281 Hartford Tpke
Vernon Rockville, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of The City Univ Of Ny, New York Ny 10029
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

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Daniel T Glenney, MD
(860) 889-7345
82 New Park Ave
North Franklin, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: William W Backus Hosp, Norwich, Ct
Group Practice: Norwich Orthopaedic Grp Pc

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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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