osteochondritis deformans juvenilis


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osteochondritis

 [os″te-o-kon-dri´tis]
inflammation of bone and cartilage.
osteochondritis defor´mans juveni´lis osteochondritis of the capitular head of the epiphysis of the femur.
osteochondritis defor´mans juveni´lis dor´si osteochondrosis of vertebrae.
osteochondritis dis´secans osteochondritis resulting in the splitting of pieces of cartilage into the joint, particularly the knee joint or shoulder joint. The fragment of cartilage is called a joint mouse.
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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.
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osteochondritis deformans juvenilis

Chronic inflammation of the head of the femur in children, resulting in atrophy and shortening of the neck of the femur with a wide flat head. Synonym: Perthes' disease; Waldenström's disease
See also: osteochondritis
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