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Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease involves spontaneous degeneration of the head on the femur bone, located in the dog's hind leg.


Jan 4, 2015 ... Necrosis of the femoral head, also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCP), is a condition of the hip joint in which bone gradually deteriorates and dies.


Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is also known as avascular or aseptic necrosis of the femoral head. This is a condition in which the head of the femur (the 'ball' in the ball-and-socket joint that forms the hip) spontaneously begins to degenerate. Over time, this degeneration will cause collapse of the hip and lead to arthritis.


Aug 12, 2016 ... Legg Perthes Disease in Dogs: Learn about Legg Perthes Disease, including how it can affect your dog, and what options are available to manage this type of joint condition.


Treating Legg Perthes Disease in Dogs: Veterinarian reviewed information on the treatment options for dog Legg Perthes Disease. Treatment options may vary, so a veterinarian is always the best resource to decide how to manage this condition.


Summary. I've heard this disease of the canine hip go by a variety of names: “ Legg-Calve-Perthes disease,” “avascular necrosis of the femoral head” and “ aseptic necrosis of the femoral head.” Toy breeds and terriers are most commonly affected, but most any small breed dog of a young age (usually under 12 months) can ...


Jun 17, 2014 ... Leg, calf, what? Legg-Calve-Perthes is a disease that you have probably never heard of but will want to know about if your young dog starts limping and you don' t know why. What is Legg-Calve-Perthes disease? Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, also known as LCPD or LCP disease, is a developmental ...


Legg-Perthes disease is a hip joint disease that can occur in both dogs and cats. It involves disintegration of the head of the femur, which is the ball of the hip joint. When the femoral head disintegrates due to a loss of blood supply, it results in disfigurement of the hip joint as well as bone and joint inflammation (arthritis).


Osteonecrosis of the femoral head of young, small breed dogs (commonly known as Legg-Calve-Perthes [LCP] disease) was first described in veterinary literature by Tutt in 1935:(12) he described the disease, as did Waldenstrom (1909) in humans,(13) as tuberculosis of the hip. In 1910, Legg, Calve, and Perthes ...