Juvenile osteochondrosis affecting the head of the femur is also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. In this condition, blood supply to the ball of the femur is cut off and the bone dies. It primarily affects young boys.
Legg–Calvé–Perthes Disease (/ˈlɛɡ.kælˈveɪ.ˈpɜrtiz/, /ˈlɛɡ.kɑːlˈveɪ.ˈpɜr
tɨz/) is a childhood ...
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease usually occurs in boys 4 through 10 years old.
There are many theories about the cause of this disease, but little is actually
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a rare disease of the hip that afflicts
approximately 1 in 1200 children. Of those children, only about one in four are
primarily affects children ages 3-12 years, boys 4-5 times more than girls. The first clues that a boy has Legg
are pain in his thigh or knee and a stiff hip on the affected side. In severe cases, surgery is needed to f... More »
Mar 4, 2015 ... Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) is avascular necrosis of the proximal
femoral head resulting from compromise of the tenuous blood supply ...
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Perthes disease — also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes, named for the three
individual doctors who first described the condition — typically occurs in children
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, often called Perthes disease, is a problem in the
hip. Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease occurs when blood temporarily stops flowing to
Perthes disease, also known as Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, is a childhood hip
disorder that primarily affects the ball part of the hip joint. This ball is called the ...