Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Sturgis MI

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Edward E Griffin
(269) 651-9470
600 S Lakeview St
Sturgis, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Edward E Griffin Jr, MD
(585) 372-0141
600 S Lakeview St
Sturgis, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1975

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Kenneth Carl Wiencek
(269) 273-8471
715 S Health Pkwy
Three Rivers, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Don Burns Sr, DDS
(574) 295-3976
503 Spring Valley Rd
Middlebury, IN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kenneth Joseph McNamee
(734) 243-9851
214 E Elm Ave
Monroe, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Fred Xeller, MD
(281) 425-9320
600 S Lakeview St
Sturgis, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1979

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James L Souers, DDS
(269) 273-9595
111 E Kelsey St
Three Rivers, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kenneth C Wiencek, DO
(419) 255-6145
701 S Health Pkwy
Three Rivers, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1985

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Thomas G Ryan, MD
(269) 343-1535
2490 S 11th St
Kalamazoo, MI
Business
Kalamazoo Orthopaedic Clinic
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Christopher Zingas, MD
(313) 886-4400
22151 Moross Rd Ste 212
Detroit, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Bon Secours Hosp, Grosse Pointe, Mi; St John Hosp And Med Ctr, Detroit, Mi
Group Practice: Henry Ford Medical Center For Athletic Medicine; St Clair Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine 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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