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.

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.

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

disease

pathogenic entity characterized by an identifiable aetiological agent, group of signs and symptoms and/or consistent anatomical alterations; see syndrome
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