Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Wabash IN

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Aijaz Mohammed Mirza, MD
(260) 569-2408
710 N East St
Wabash, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Wabash County Hosp, Wabash, In
Group Practice: Mirza Orthopedics

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Robert F Jackson, DO
(765) 662-9873
330 N Wabash Ave
Marion, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital
Hospital: Marion Gen Hosp, Marion, In
Group Practice: Orthopedic Specialists Inc

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Salil Rajmaira
(765) 664-2671
801 W Gardner Dr
Marion, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles R Kershner
(765) 662-9873
707 N River Dr
Marion, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Daniel John Edwards, MD
(765) 664-2671
801 W Gardner Dr
Marion, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Marion Gen Hosp, Marion, In
Group Practice: Arthroscopy & Orthopaedic Surg

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William Hugo Pohnert, MD
(765) 472-8041
285 W 12th St Ste 106
Peru, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Howard Comm Hosp, Kokomo, In; St Joseph Mem Hosp, Kokomo, In; Dukes Mem Hosp, Peru, In; Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hos, Kokomo, In
Group Practice: Northcentral Indiana Ortho

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Charles Richard Kershner, MD
(765) 662-9873
707 N River Dr
Marion, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1962

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William M Rutledge, MD
(765) 662-9873
707 N River Dr
Marion, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1977

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J Courtney Gorman, DDS
(765) 662-0018
617 N River Dr
Marion, IN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Salil Rajmaira, MD
(765) 664-2671
801 W Gardner Dr
Marion, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Marion Gen Hosp, Marion, In
Group Practice: Arthroscopy & Orthopaedic Surg

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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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