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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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.
Erraid has Perthes disease, which means her hip crumbles and doesn't work properly.
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.
THE story about Keaton Turnbull's comeback from Perthes Disease was in the Gazette yesterday.
He was diagnosed with Perthes disease, a condition that causes the top of the thigh bone to break down.
Growing up in Hewlett, NY, actress and comedian, Robyn Schall had to wear leg braces and endure five hip surgeries after she was diagnosed with Perthes disease at 6-years-old, a condition resulting in a temporary loss of blood supply to the hip, but despite her struggle, she never lost her ability to make people laugh.
The hearing highlighted the story of Katie Korgaokar, a Denver resident who received a DePuy ASR hip implant to treat a congenital condition called Perthes disease.
My Yorkie has Legg Calve Perthes disease and needs a major operation.
Tybalt was having a hard time at school and didn't really have any friends because of his disability, a bone condition called Perthes Disease," explained Tybalt's mum Lady Alice Douglas.
The lower prevalence of hip pain relative to knee pain in the rural Tibetan population may be due to a lower prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Perthes disease, and obesity (Lau et al 1995).
Sheila's inspiration for Newlife are her children Greg, 33, who suffers from a heart condition called Noonan syndrome and aspergers, and Reece, 24, who was diagnosed with Perthes disease at the age of five.