It is also commonly known as Perthes Disease, Legg–Perthes Disease, ... In
some cases, pain is felt in the unaffected hip and leg, due to the child favoring the
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1998 Sep;80(9):1256-63. Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease in
girls. A comparison of the results with those seen in boys. Guille JT(1), Lipton ...
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 usually affects children between the ages of 4 and 10. The
average onset age is 6. It is five times more common in boys than in girls. It often
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 of
... In the growing child, there are special structures at the end of most bones ...
Although any child can get Perthes disease, boys with the disease outnumber
girls four to one. Usually, they are thin, wiry, very active boys who are smaller
Perthes disease, also known as Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, is a childhood hip
disorder ... Perthes disease is four to five times more common in boys than girls.
If your child has been diagnosed with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, you probably
have many concerns and questions about his health, treatment, recovery and ...
A child with Perthes' disease is usually otherwise well. Over several months the
blood vessels regrow, and the blood supply returns to the 'dead' bone tissue.