Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

Common Name(s)

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, Coxa plana

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease occurs when the ball of the thighbone in the hip doesnÕt get enough blood, causing the bone to die. Early symptoms may include mildly painful limp, pain down the inner thigh to the knee, some restriction of hip movement, pain at extremes of movement, and tenderness over the hip joint. Treatment may include a brief period of bed rest (1 to 3 days) followed by bracing. Rarely bracing may be required for 2 to 3 years. Chance of recovery (prognosis) varies, but tends to be better for younger patients (e.g., less than 6 years of age). Some people with this syndrome go on to develop degenerative arthritis. The cause of the condition is unknown.
 

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The terms "Legg-Calve-Perthes disease" returned 65 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Treatment of Late-Onset Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease by Arthrodiastasis.
 

Author(s): Sung Soo Kim, Chan Woo Lee, Hyeon Jun Kim, Hyun Ho Kim, Lih Wang

Journal: Clin Orthop Surg. 2016 Dec;8(4):452-457.

 

To evaluate the efficacy of arthrodiastasis for Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2016

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Lateral shelf acetabuloplasty for severe Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease in patients older than 8 years: A mean eleven-year follow-up.
 

Author(s): Wen-Chao Li, Rui-Jiang Xu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(45):e5272.

 

The natural history of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) in children older than 8 years is usually poor without treatment. The treatment goal is to prevent deformity and incongruity of the hip by achieving a stable spherical femoral head in a deep, congruent, sharp-edged acetabulum, ...

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2016

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Last Updated: 24 May 2016

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The terms "Legg-Calve-Perthes disease" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mosaicplasty for the treatment of osteochondritis dissecans following Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Jacek Gagala, Marta Tarczynska, Krzysztof Gaweda

Journal: Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2015 ;49(6):694-7.

 

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease leads to hip joint deformity. Osteochondritis dissecans following Perthes disease (OCDP) is a less common entity. Treatment options of OCDP are limited. Osteochondral autologous transfer (OATS) is an established method of treatment of full thickness cartilage ...

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2015

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Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease: an overview with recent literature.
 

Author(s): Sonia Chaudhry, Donna Phillips, David Feldman

Journal: Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2014 ;72(1):18-27.

 

The evolving knowledge on Legg-Calvé-Perthes (LCP) demonstrates the utility of studying a rare disease systematically by piecing together the biology and mechanics of this condition and applying clinical observations to improve patient care. As treatments of less common diseases ...

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2014

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Do femoral or salter innominate osteotomies improve femoral head sphericity in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease? A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Neil Saran, Renjit Varghese, Kishore Mulpuri

Journal: Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.. 2012 Sep;470(9):2383-93.

 

Recently, the authors of two prospective multicenter observational studies recommended surgery to improve head sphericity in older children, whereas large retrospective observational studies suggest that surgery does not improve head sphericity in older children. Thus, the treatment ...

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2012

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Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study on Current Treatments of Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Legg Calve Perthes Disease

 

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2017

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WOMAC Hip Score in Children and Adolescents With Perthes Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease

 

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2016

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