Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease (LCPD) is a childhood hip disorder initiated by a
disruption of blood flow to the ball of the femur called the femoral head. Due to ...
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
Perthes disease — also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes, named for the three
individual doctors who first described the condition — typically occurs in children
Learn more about Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease symptoms, diagnosis, and
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Legg Calvé Perthes disease (LCPD) - also known as ischemic (avascular)
necrosis of the hip - is a condition characterized by a temporary loss of blood
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease occurs when blood temporarily stops flowing to the
ball that fits into the hip socket. This causes the bone to collapse.
TSRHC's staff is researching to find out more about the Legg-Perthes disease
condition, its cause and the best treatments for this childhood hip condition.
Perthes' disease is a condition where the top of the thigh bone in the hip joint (the
femoral head) softens and breaks down. It occurs in some children...
Perthes disease (also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, or Calve Perthes
disease, or avascular necrosis) is a childhood disorder which affects the head of
Mar 4, 2015 ... Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) is avascular necrosis of the proximal
femoral head ... LCPD usually occurs in children aged 4-10 years.