Legg's disease

Legg's disease

 [legz]
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease.

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

, Legg's disease (leg'kal?va'per'te?z)
[Arthur T. Legg, U.S. surgeon, 1874–1939; Jacques Calvé, Fr. orthopedist, 1875–1954; Georg C. Perthes, Ger. surgeon, 1869–1927]
Osteochondritis (disintegration) of the proximal femoral epiphysis, a condition usually found in boys between 5 and 10. Symptoms include pain in the groin, hip or knee, esp. when the hip joints are moved. Synonym: coxa plana

Legg's disease