Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Troutdale OR

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Jeffreys D Albright
(503) 661-5388
24076 Se Stark
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Tod M Hardin, DDS
(503) 666-2196
501 NE Hood Ave Ste 305
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Marc Romayne Davidson
(503) 661-5388
24076 Se Stark
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Bret Hardin Dales
(503) 661-5388
24076 Se Stark
Gresham, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas Duncan Utterback, MD
(503) 261-5388
24988 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1965

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Marc Romayne Davidson, MD
(503) 661-5388
24988 SE Stark St Ste 100A
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Jeffreys Albright
(503) 661-5388
Ste 110, 24076 Southeast Stark Street
Gresham, OR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jeffreys David Albright, MD
(503) 661-5388
24076 SE Stark St Ste 110
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1992

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Michael Andrew Thomas, DDS
(503) 666-6213
2150 NE Division St Ste 203
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jon W Crew, DDS
(503) 661-7900
501 NE Hood Ave Ste 210
Gresham, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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