Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

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Painful left hip.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Femoral head deformity and flattening with widening of joint space and blurring of the physeal plate on the left. 

Case Discussion

Perthes disease (also referred to as Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease) refers to idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral epiphysis seen in children.

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Case information

rID: 60499
Published: 22nd May 2018
Last edited: 22nd May 2018
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