Legg-Perthes disease

Legg-Perthes disease

Avascular necrosis of femoral head, femur, hip, osteochondrosis of femoral head, coxa plana, hip click syndrome Pediatrics A condition characterized by necrosis of the epiphyseal center of the femoral head, caused by disrupted vascular supply, more often seen in boys–♂:♀ ratio 4:1, ages 4–8, rare in African Americans.
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Legg-Perthes disease; a method for the measurement of the roentgenographic result.
Salter, "Legg-Perthes disease: the scientific basis for the methods of treatment and their indications," Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol.
Legg-Perthes disease (also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, aseptic necrosis of the femoral head, Perthes disease, or Legg's disease) is a congenital condition that has no known cause.