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.
Treatmentedit]. The goals of treatment are to decrease pain, reduce the loss of
hip motion, and prevent or minimize permanent ...
As Legg-Calve-Perthes disease progresses, the ball part of the joint (femoral
head) weakens and fractures — losing its nice round shape. The goal of
Treatment for Perthes focuses on helping the bone grow back into a more
rounded shape that still fits into the socket of the hip joint. This will help the hip
Definition: Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
, often called Perthes Disease
, is the result of interruption to the blood flow to the head of the femur (thigh bone) in a young patient. Lack of blood supply to this area of bone causes a problem called osteonecrosis. In general... More »
Perthes disease is a condition that affects the hip in children between the ages ....
The primary goal of treatment for Perthes disease is to help the femoral head ...
In Perthes disease the blood supply to the growth plate of the bone at the end of
... The aim of treatment is to promote the healing process and to ensure that the ...
Mar 4, 2015 ... Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) is avascular necrosis of the proximal
femoral head resulting from compromise of the tenuous blood supply ...
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.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a rare disease of the hip that afflicts ... with more
information to help you understand this condition and some of the treatments.