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A 25-year-old member asked:

How fast can legg-calve-perthes disease symptoms show up? is it a really slow disease?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Slow disease: Children younger than 6 have the best prognosis since they have time for the dead bone to revascularize and remodel, with a good chance that the femoral head will recover and remain spherical after resolution of the disease. [12] children who have been diagnosed with perthes' disease after the age of 10 are at a very high risk of developing coxa magna.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Varies: First symptom is often limping, which is usually painless. Sometimes there may be mild pain that comes and goes. knee pain,worsening pain and limping as time goes by thigh or groin when putting weight on the affected leg or moving the hip joint, onstant thigh pain,reduced joint motion, joint stiffness,thigh muscles (atrophy)

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Has anyone here diagnosed with legg calve perthes disease?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Legg-Calve-Perthes: Legg-calve-perthes disease is a childhood condition associated with an inadequate blood supple to part of the hip joint. Without adequate blood flow, a process can occur in which the bone becomes unstable, and may break and heal poorly. This disease typically affects one hip, but sometimes in develops in both hips. It is most common among boys 2-12, although any age can be affected.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: legg calve perthes disease?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Perthes: 3 separate doctors: legg, calve, & perthes all described approx 1905, a developmental hip dysphasia with avascular crumbling to various degrees of the femoral head, that may lead to pain, deformity, and limited motion.

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