Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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


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


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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
How much varus is optimal with proximal femoral osteotomy to preserve the femoral head in Legg-Calve-Perthes disease? J Bone Joint Surg Am.
Radiographic results of proximal femoral varus osteotomy in Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. J Pediatr Orthop.
Growth disturbance in Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and the consequences of surgical treatment.
Pitfalls in treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease using proximal femoral varus osteotomy.
This report summarizes two cases of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease treated with the assistance of an imageless, computer-assisted navigation device.
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Hip arthrography under general anesthesia to refine the definition of hinge abduction in Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. J Pediatr Orthop.
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