Perthes disease

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


Painless limp.

Patient Data

Age: 10y
Gender: Male

Subchondral fracture of the left femoral epiphysis. With medial joint space widening and minimal joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Perthe's disease usually presents with painful limp.

Preceding history of trauma is usual.

These radiographs depict typical radiographic findings of Perthe's disease

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Case information

rID: 19979
Published: 27th Oct 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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