Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Sun City AZ

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Kit C McCalla, DO
(602) 424-0935
10815 W McDowell Rd
Avondale, AZ
Business
Arizona College of Orthopedic Surgeons PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Dr.ROBERT CERCEK
(623) 537-5600
14520 West Granite Valley Drive #210
Sun City West, AZ
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Thomas Eugene Roesener, MD
(623) 584-8858
14420 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1969

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Jon Edwin Gelsey
(623) 537-5600
14420 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City West, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Thomas P Foerster
(623) 583-5270
14416 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City West, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gurpreet Singh Bajaj, MD
(623) 584-5626
14506 W Granite Valley Dr
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1998
Hospital
Hospital: Christus St John Hosp, Houston, Tx
Group Practice: Sun Valley Orthopaedic & Hand

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Robert Ronald Karpman, MD
(623) 584-5626
14506 W Granite Valley Dr Ste 205
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Maricopa Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Sun Valley Orthopaedic & Hand

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Robert R Karpman
(623) 584-5626
14506 W Granite Valley Dr
Sun City West, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Andrew Joshua Appel
(623) 537-5600
14420 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City West, AZ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Joseph A Drazek, MD
Sun City West, AZ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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