Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Left hip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Sclerosis, irregularity and relatively flattening of the left femoral head are visible in favor of avascular necrosis of femoral head.

Case Discussion

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease refers to idiopathic avascular necrosis of the femoral epiphysis seen in children.

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Case information

rID: 54156
Case created: 24th Jun 2017
Last edited: 28th Jun 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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