Perthes Disease

Definition of Perthes Disease:

Also known as Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease (capital femoral epiphysis).  The most common osteochondrosis, which occurs in the head of the thighbone, which dies and is then gradually replaced over a period of years.  It occurs in youngsters aged 3-13 and is much more frequent in boys than in girls.  Persistent pain is the most prominent symptom.  Uncorrected severe cases lead to arrest of growth, deformity, and arthritic changes in the hip joint.

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