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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Legg Calve Perthes Disease (Overview)

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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Does legg calve perthes disease cause a lack of appetite?

Does legg calve perthes disease cause a lack of appetite?

Not usually: Perthes disease mainly causes pain in hip or pain referred to knee and limping. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
41 doctors shared insights

Legg Calve Perthes Disease (Overview)

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

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) ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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What are the symptoms of legg-calve-perthes disease?

What are the symptoms of legg-calve-perthes disease?

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, constant thigh pain,reduced joint motion, joint stiffness, and thigh muscles atrophied. ...Read more

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Has anyone here diagnosed with legg calve perthes disease?

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. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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What are the tests for legg-calve-perthes disease?

Imaging: Plain radiographs show various stages of bone changes in hip from avascular necrosis. Earliest changes of ischemia to femoral head are noted on MRI and bone scan. ...Read more

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I think I have legg-calve-perthes disease, how can I know for sure?

I think I have legg-calve-perthes disease, how can I know for sure?

Imaging confirms: Should consult orthopedic physician for examination. Plain radiographs show various stages of bone changes in hip from avascular necrosis. Earliest changes of ischemia to femoral head are noted on MRI and bone scan. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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