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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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Dr. Pietro Seni
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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

Also known as osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis is the death of bone from interruption of blood supply. This can result in tiny bone fractures and eventual destruction of the entire bone. It can be caused by trauma, blockage of circulation with lipids in the blood, certain diseases like sickle cell disease, Gaucher, and occasionally after exposure to corticosteroids. Sometimes, there ...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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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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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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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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Dr. James Chapman
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Aseptic Necrosis (Definition)

Aseptic necrosis is also called osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis (AVN), or ischemic bone necrosis. It is a condition that occurs when there is diminished blood to the bone. An interruption to the blood supply causes bone to die. If the environment is not altered or improved, the involved bone may eventually collapse and ...Read more


Dr. Charles Glueck
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Osteonecrosis (Definition)

Osteonecrosis is a condition in which part of a person's bone dies due to lack of blood flow to the area. The hip and shoulder are more likely to be affected, but osteonecrosis can also involve the knee, elbow, wrist, or ankle. Trauma to the bone can cause osteonecrosis, often there ...Read more