Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Tulsa OK

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Joseph Lai, DDS
(918) 747-1346
5304 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Donnie Loyd Hawkins, MD
(918) 481-7600
3009 S Birmingham Pl
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Doctors Hosp, Tulsa, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Tulsa Spine Ctr

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Darnell Eric Blackmon, MD
(918) 582-6800
1809 E 13th St Ste 100
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Specialty Hosp, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Center

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Victor Palomino
(918) 582-6800
1809 E 13th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Alan William Holderness, MD
(918) 582-6800
1809 E 13th St Ste 100
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; Southcrest Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Sports Medicine

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Lawrence Elliott Sims, DDS
(918) 742-7361
2117 S Atlanta Pl
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Brent C Nossaman, DO
(918) 749-1418
1919 S Wheeling Ave Ste 504
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dr.Michael Clendenin
(918) 749-1418
2000 S Wheeling Ave # 900
Tulsa, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Gregory Reece Holt, MD
(918) 582-6800
1809 E 13th St Ste 100
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Sports Medicine

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Michael B Clendenin
(918) 749-1418
2000 S Wheeling
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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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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