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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
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