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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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Legg Calve Perthes Disease (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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What are the tests for legg-calve-perthes disease?

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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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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Does anyone know anything about legg calve perthes disease?

Does anyone know anything about legg calve perthes disease?

Disease of children: 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. Phases of fragmentation and fattening of femoral head when recovered can leave deformity. Adults who had problem as child can have arthritis from residual deformity. Sometimes hip replacements are necessary. ...Read more

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Anyone ever diagnosed someone 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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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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Can you tell me anything about lcpd or legg calve perthes disease?

Hip problem: It is a childhood problem of the hip of unknown cause. It often results in a deformed femoral head (the ball side of the ball and socket), and the acetabulum (socket) is also affected. The treatment is difficult. It often is associated with hip arthritis in adulthood. During childhood, see a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. As an adult, see an adult reconstruction orthpaedic surgeon. ...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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What is the definition or description of: legg calve perthes disease?

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

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. ...Read more

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I think I might have legg-calve-perthes disease. How can I get properly diagnosed?

I think I might have legg-calve-perthes disease. How can I get properly diagnosed?

Result of perthes: Usually radiographs of hips diagnose deformity. Perthes disease in acute phase affects children usually 3-9 years with peak at 5-7 yrs. More common in boys. Decreased blood supply to femoral head causes fracture and deformity. Phases of fragmentation and fattening of femoral head when recovered can leave deformity. Adults who had problem as child can have arthritis from residual deformity. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Could legg calve perthes disease have a ribbon color or a mascot?

Not right now: There is the national osteonecrosis foundation. Http://nonf. Org/perthesbrochure/perthes-brochure. Htm but no ribbons or mascots as far as I am aware of. ...Read more

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If you suffer from legg calve perthes disease what are the chances that your child would be effected from the same disease? Or through dna?

If you suffer from legg calve perthes disease what are the chances that your child would be effected from the same disease? Or through dna?

Possibly: Perthes' disease tends to run in families, which suggests a genetic susceptibility. Genetics not known, usually needs triggering event. ...Read more

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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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Which treatment works the best and fastest for legg-calve-perthes disease?

Which treatment works the best and fastest 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 strenuous exercise, use 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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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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What is legg-calve-perthes disease and are there any ways to promote bone growth?

What is legg-calve-perthes disease and are there any ways to promote bone growth?

AVN OF A CHILDS HEAD: Of the femur. The blood supply to the growth plate of the bone at the end of the femur becomes inadequate. As a result, it softens and breaks down.
At least half of the cases heal fine without specific treatment, but bedrest and or crutches, plaster casts or a special brace in severe cases. For severe damage, surgery is needed to cut diseased bone and re align. No re growth promoting drugs so far. ...Read more

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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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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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Is pain common for legg perthes disease?

Yes: Child may show signs of limping and may complain of mild pain. May have had these symptoms intermittently over a period of weeks or even months. Pain sometimes is caused by muscle spasms Sometimes pain referred to knee and thigh from hip. ...Read more

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Can having legg-perthes disease disqualify me from joining the army?

Likely: "Current or history of congenital dislocation of the hip (754.3), osteochondritis of the hip (Legg-Perthes disease) (732.1), or slipped femoral epiphysis of the hip (732.2) is disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/extremities2.htm ...Read more

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Will having legg-perthes disease as a child prevent me from joining the army?

Quite possibly.: "Current or history of congenital dislocation of the hip (754.3), osteochondritis of the hip (Legg-Perthes disease) (732.1), or slipped femoral epiphysis of the hip (732.2) is disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/extremities2.htm ...Read more

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What does "perthes" mean, as in Legg-Calve-Perthes??

Named after: One of three doctors who described the condition ...Read more