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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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. Linda Callaghan
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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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
Once
Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
Once
Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
Daily
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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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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
once
Treat symptoms
once
See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
once
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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 Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
daily
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What is the best treatment for legg-calve-perthes disease?

What is the best treatment for legg-calve-perthes disease?

Varies with age: Primary goals of treatment are to alleviate pain and to prevent lasting deformity of the femoral head. Treatment often depends on age and severity.Before 6 yrs rest, avoid exercise,range of motion exercises,crutches, walker, or casts, abduction bracing.Sometimes operations for older patients including femoral and iliac osteotomies. ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
6x day
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
daily
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Want to get on with my life. How is legg-calve-perthes disease diagnosed? When can treatment start?

Want to get on with my life. How is legg-calve-perthes disease diagnosed? When can treatment start?

Hip X-ray: Legg-calve-perthes dz also known as slipped capital femoral epiphysis is diagnosed by simple hip x-ray, and treated by surgery. ...Read more

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Is stem cell research the cure for legg-calve perthes disease?

Is stem cell research the cure for legg-calve perthes disease?

Not really: Legg-Calve-Perthes occurs as a sudden event in which the hip looses blood supply and then reestablishes the blood supply. The end result is a deformed hip that degenerates to hip arthritis. The deformity is permanent. Stem cells have much potential, but will not likely have any role in treating Legg-Calve-Perthes for a very long time. ...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
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Teenager with legg calve perthes disease. What is outcome?

Legg-Calve-Perthes: Legg-calve-perthes disease can not be prevented. But with appropriate treatment, most children can go back to normal activities within 18 months to two years. ...Read more

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What is legg calve perthes disease?

What is legg calve perthes disease?

Hip Problem: This is a problem that can occur in children around ages 4-8. Boys are more commonly effected than girls. It is caused by a problem with blood flow to the top of the femur leading to necrosis of the bone. Would often cause hip pain. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
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Go to lab appointments
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Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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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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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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