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.

Perthes' disease

Inflammation at the growing upper end (EPIPHYSIS) of the thigh bone (femur) probably due to interference with the blood supply in the area. Perthes' disease is commonest in children and causes pain in the thigh and groin, limping and restriction of movement at the hip joint. Treatment is by rest and splinting and occasionally surgery. (Georg Clemen Perthes, 1869–1927 German surgeon).
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A controlled study of the indications for and the results of femoral osteotomy in Perthes' disease. J Bone Joint Dis Br.
Its incidence, epidemiology and relation to Perthes' disease," The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery--British Volume, vol.
The hip distraction with or without soft tissue release by either hinged monolateral external fixator or Ilizarov is a relatively newer modality of treatment of late onset Perthes' disease [7].
I was eight years old and was going to play for Blues' Academy, but the hospital - after numerous X-rays - diagnosed Perthes' disease, a rare disease which rots the hip bone in young boys.
Nine-year-old Kay Henderson has the rare Perthes' disease, which affects just one in 10,000 girls and results in soreness to her hip joints.
The blood supply of the lateral epiphyseal arteries in Perthes' disease, J B one Joint Surg Br.
About Perthes' disease PERTHES' disease is a condition of the hip which occurs in some children and was first described in 1910 by three separate doctors.
The 22-year-old, who has begun teaching English in Thailand, was diagnosed with a growth condition called Perthes' Disease in 1994.