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.

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What is the treatment for legg calve perthes disease?

Age And deformity. If the childe is 7 years or younger and did not have deformity in the ball (head of the femur) most likely the treatment will conservative. Exercises. Crutches. Casts. If the childe is older and have deformed head of the femur most likely the treatment is surgical. Read more...
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...

What is the best treatment for legg-calve-perthes disease?

LCP hip disease. Legg-calve-perthes disease (lcpd) is loss of blood supply to the proximal femoral head . Lcpd usually occurs in children aged 4-10 years. Initial therapy includes minimal weight bearing and protection of the joint, which is accomplished by maintaining the femur abducted and internally rotated. Abduction and rotation of the femur is accomplished either by (bracing) or surgery. Read more...
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...

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

Lagg-calve-perthes. Treatment depends if having pain or not, age (<5yo, 5-7 yo, 7-12, older than 12yo. Could be as simple as taking tylenol, (acetaminophen) rest. Or more complex as having surgical contaiment, surgey. There could be complication as stiffness-loss of rotation, arthritis, limb-lenght discreptancy. My advice is to work with an pediatric orthopedic. They are very good at this. Read more...
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...

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...
MRI. Legg-calve-perthes typically presents with hip pain and limp in a school age child. X-rays may be normal. Referral to a pediatric orthopedist is strongly recommended. The orthopedist will usually order an mri. Legg-calve-perthes is not the same as slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Treatment starts immediately by resting, not playing sports, no physical education. Further treatment per orthopedic. Read more...

Is there a cure for legg-calve perthes disease?

Time. Most children recover over time uneventfully. Some need physical therapy. I would suggest in addition to traditional therapy to look at homeopathy and chinese medicine s both can help speed recovery by stimulating the body to heal itself. Read more...
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...

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

Physical exam X-ray. Physical examination and contrast studies such as x-ray, ct scan, ultrasound to MRI are used for agnosis. Read more...
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...

What are the symptoms of legg-calve-perthes disease?

Limp. Limp, hip/knee/groin pain, worsened by movement, over use of the healthy leg leading to pain in that leg. Pain is typically severe - like a toothache. If you believe you or your child has this, you should consult your doctor right away. Read more...
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...