Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Tahlequah OK

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Carl J De Paula, MD
(918) 207-3714
100 S Bliss Ave
Tahlequah, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1969

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Carl Joseph DePaula
(918) 458-3360
100 S Bliss Ave
Tahlequah, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Christopher S DeLoache
(918) 456-6848
1500 E Downing St
Tahlequah, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Michael Davoli
(405) 350-6770
1617 Professional Circle
Yukon, OK
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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James Michael Alvis, MD
(405) 321-6347
724 24th Ave Ste 220 N W
Norman, OK
Specialties
Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery Of The Spine
Gender
Male
Languages
American Sign, Russian
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Norman Regional Hospital, Norman, Ok
Group Practice: Norman Neurosurgical

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Paul G Bizzle
(918) 453-0023
1504 E Shawnee Circle
Tahlequah, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Earl Dexter Scott, MD
(918) 456-6848
1500 E Downing St Ste 208
Tahlequah, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Korean
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Graduation Year: 1977

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Harvey C Jenkins Jr., MD
(405) 686-1700
8603 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Business
Aria Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Scott J Dunitz
(918) 392-1400
4802 S 109th E Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Edward A Shadeed, MD
(405) 840-5100
6303 Waterford Blvd Ste 200
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1995
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok; Northwest Surgical Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Southwest Orthopaedic Spec

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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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