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 (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.
Legg-Perthes disease occurs more commonly in young, small-breed dogs between five and 12 months of age.
Lisa, who just turned 9, suffers from Calve Legg-Perthes disease, which causes deterioration of the long bone that extends from the hip to the knee.