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Doctor insights on: Legg Calve Perthes Syndrome

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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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How does a vargus osteotomy help with Legg-calve-perthes?

How does a vargus osteotomy help with Legg-calve-perthes?

It depends: Legg-Calve-Pethes is a disease of the hip that usually occurs in children. A varus or valgus osteotomy is done by removing a wedge of bone to angle the bone toward or away from the midline. If the LCP caused the leg to be angled a significant amount the osteotomy might better align the weight bearing so as to reduce pain and improve function. ...Read more

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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?

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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What should I do if i think I have legg-calve-perthes disease?

What should I do if i think I have legg-calve-perthes disease?

Probably isn't LCP: You list your age as 44, so it's probably not legg-calve-perthes disease. Lcp is a condition that affects growing children. The blood supply to the femoral head is affected and the femoral head collapses and changes shape. There is a similar condition in adults called osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis of the hip. The best thing to do is see an adult orthopaedist. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for legg-calve perthes disease?

Is there a cure for legg-calve perthes disease?

Prevent deformity: Perthes disease in acute phase affects children usually 3-12 years with peak at 5-7 yrs. More common in boys. 3.5:1.Decreased blood supply to femoral head causes fracture and deformity. Supportive Rx braces, casts, physical therapy, rest, decreased activity to prevent much deformity. Adults who had problem as child can have arthritis from residual deformity.Sometimes hip replacements are necessar ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for legg calve perthes disease?

What is the 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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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