Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Painful right hip exacerbated by movement. Difficulty with walking.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Extensive destruction of right proximal femoral epiphysis, with collapse, flattening, widening and fragmentation.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with advanced Perthes disease.

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