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Want to get on with my life. How is legg-calve-perthes disease diagnosed? When can treatment start?
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Dr. Jeb Teichman
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeb Teichman
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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