Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Wausau WI

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Steven Carlton Stoddard, MD
(715) 847-3225
2727 Plaza Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1970

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William Edward Wessels Jr, MD
(715) 842-3202
425 Pine Ridge Blvd Ste 300
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Wausau Hospital, Wausau, Wi; Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill, Wi
Group Practice: Bone & Joint Clinic

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Pamela E Glennon
(715) 847-0402
425 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Wayne Alan Brearley, MD
(715) 847-2382
3200 Westhill Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1988

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James P Sutherland
(715) 847-2382
3200 Westhill Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Newton Foltz, MD
(715) 842-3202
425 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dr.Benjamin Hackett
(715) 359-6442
5200 Hummingbird Rd # 100
Wausau, WI
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Aspirus
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Gregg W Taylor
(715) 847-3000
2727 Plaza Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Faruk S Abuzzahab
(715) 847-2382
3200 Westhill Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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George Reid Tanner, MD
(715) 847-3542
3200 Westhill Dr
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1971

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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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