Legg–Calvé–Perthes Disease (/ˈlɛɡ.kælˈveɪ.ˈpɜrtiz/, /ˈlɛɡ.kɑːlˈveɪ.ˈpɜr
tɨz/) is a childhood ...
Perthes disease is a rare childhood condition that affects the hip. It occurs when
the blood supply to the rounded head of the femur (thighbone) is temporarily ...
Introduction. Perthes disease is a condition that affects the hip in children
between the ages of four and eight. The condition is also referred to as ...
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 »
... hip). In Perthes disease the blood supply to the growth plate of the bone at the
end of the femur ... The condition usually begins with hip or groin pain, or a limp.
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease occurs when blood supply is temporarily interrupted
to the ball part (femoral head) of the hip joint. Without sufficient blood flow, the ...
Perthes' disease is a disease of the hip joint that affects children. The femoral
head deteriorates because of poor blood supply. Most children with Perthes' ...
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
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (also called LCP or Perthes disease) is a temporary
hip condition in which the ball-shaped head of the thigh bone (femoral head) ...