Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

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osteochondrosis

 [os″te-o-kon-dro´sis]
a disease of the growth ossification centers in children, beginning as a degeneration or necrosis followed by regeneration or recalcification; known by various names, depending on the bone involved.
osteochondrosis defor´mans ti´biae tibia vara.

Legg-Cal·vé-Per·thes dis·ease

, Legg-Perthes diseaseLegg disease (leg kahl-vā' per'tĕz), Avoid the misspellings Perth and Perthe's. Avoid the incorrect expression leg of Perthes.
epiphysial osteonecrosis of the upper end of the femur.

osteochondritis

Orthopedics Inflammation of bone and joint surfaces–usually aseptic; note: A legacy of the German school of medicine was eponymic immortalization of osteochondritis in each joint
Osteochondritis eponyms
Freiberg's disease–metatarsal head
Haglund's disease–calcaneus
Köhler's disease–tarsal-navicular bones
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease–femoral head
Osgood-Schlatter disease–tibial tubercle
Panner's disease–humeral head
Sinding-Larsen-Johannson disease–patella
Thiemann's disease–metacarpal and metatarsal bones
Wegner's disease–osteochondritis with epiphyseal separation–congenital syphilis

Legg-Cal·vé-Per·thes dis·ease

(leg kahl-vē pār'tĕz di-zēz')
Self-limiting pediatric disease of the femoral head caused by poor circulation. The degeneration of the femoral head is followed by regeneration and absorption of bone. The process may take 4 years. Usually found in children aged 4-8 years.
Synonym(s): coxa plana.

Calvé,

Jacques, French orthopedic surgeon, 1875-1954.
Calvé disease - vertebral osteochondrosis.
Calvé-Perthes disease - Synonym(s): Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease - see under Legg

Legg,

Arthur T., U.S. orthopedic surgeon, 1874-1939.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease - epiphysial aseptic necrosis of the upper end of the femur. Synonym(s): Calvé-Perthes disease; coxa plana; Perthes disease; pseudocoxalgia; quiet hip disease
Legg osteotome

Perthes,

Georg C., German surgeon, 1869-1927.
Calvé-Perthes disease - Synonym(s): Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease - see under Legg
Perthes disease - Synonym(s): Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
Perthes incision
Perthes lesion
Perthes sling - used primarily for patients with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease to support the leg in partial flexion.
Perthes test - for patency of the deep femoral vein.