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

In brief: 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.
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