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What is the best 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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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