Perthes disease

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.

Perthes disease

osteochondrosis of the head of the femur in children, characterized initially by epiphyseal necrosis or degeneration, followed by regeneration or recalcification. Also called Calvé-Perthes disease, coxa plana, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, pseudocoxalgia.

Perthes disease

(per'tez)
[Georg C. Perthes, Ger. surgeon, 1869–1927]
Osteochondritis deformans juvenilis.

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.
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He is committed to high-quality clinical research in Perthes disease to answer our many questions about the condition and develop improved treatment options for the next generation.
But the youngster, from Hamilton, was forced to give up in 2012 after being diagnosed with Perthes disease - where the cells in the ball and socket joint in his hip had died and become flat.
From the age of six he suffered from Perthes Disease, a painful condition in his left femur.
Arthritic changes to hip joint result from both congenital and acquired disruption of joint statics, altered dynamic ratio of articular surfaces such as with congenital hip displacement, conditions after Perthes disease and epiphysiolysis and others.
In cases of Perthes disease, femoral head fragmentation, metaphysical irregularity, and joint effusion was seen in all cases out of three.
The little boy, from Sutton, St Helens, has been in and out of Alder Hey children's hospital since he was four, after being diagnosed with Perthes disease, where low blood supply weakens the thigh bone.
The parents of Mia Turnbull were told when she was four that their daughter had Perthes disease, a condition which disrupts the flow of blood to the hip and left her sometimes needing to use a wheelchair.
Degeneration of joint surface may also occur as a result of perthes disease avascular necrosis of the femoral head necrosis of the lunate (KienbAlck's disease) and JRA.
developmental hip dysplasia, perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, coxa vara, rickets and lower leg deformities like intoeing etc.
Students with deficiencies present in the two sections are effected by motary deficiencies, one with Perthes disease, restricted to the use of a tutor for his legs, and the other is hemiplegic.
But after running a series of tests, doctors determined that she likely had a more serious condition called Perthes Disease, a condition not common in girls that causes a temporary loss of blood supply to the hip.
Prominently high value of anteversion angle, as well as a lack of specific morphological changes of the proximal femur (changes of the femoral head: deformation, flattening, elongation, irregular articular surface lower than trochanter, lack of the fovea capitis, mushroom shape; and the neck: shortening, widening and decreased neck-shaft angle) did not support Perthes disease as an aetiological possibility in our case.