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Treatment for legg-calve perthes disease?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Perthes

Treatment includes observation, bracing/casting, or surgery.

In brief: Perthes

Treatment includes observation, bracing/casting, or surgery.
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