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Does anyone know anything about legg calve perthes disease?
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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