Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

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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.

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.

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

Etymology: Arthur T. Legg, American surgeon, 1874-1939; Jacques Calvé, French orthopedist, 1875-1954; Georg C. Perthes, German surgeon, 1869-1927


Orthopedics Inflammation of bone and joint surfaces–usually aseptic; note: A legacy of the German school of medicine was eponymic immortalization of osteochondritis in each joint
Osteochondritis eponyms
Freiberg's disease–metatarsal head
Haglund's disease–calcaneus
Köhler's disease–tarsal-navicular bones
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease–femoral head
Osgood-Schlatter disease–tibial tubercle
Panner's disease–humeral head
Sinding-Larsen-Johannson disease–patella
Thiemann's disease–metacarpal and metatarsal bones
Wegner's disease–osteochondritis with epiphyseal separation–congenital syphilis

Legg-Cal·vé-Per·thes dis·ease

(leg kahl-vē pār'tĕz di-zēz')
Self-limiting pediatric disease of the femoral head caused by poor circulation. The degeneration of the femoral head is followed by regeneration and absorption of bone. The process may take 4 years. Usually found in children aged 4-8 years.
Synonym(s): coxa plana.


Jacques, French orthopedic surgeon, 1875-1954.
Calvé disease - vertebral osteochondrosis.
Calvé-Perthes disease - Synonym(s): Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease - see under Legg


Arthur T., U.S. orthopedic surgeon, 1874-1939.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease - epiphysial aseptic necrosis of the upper end of the femur. Synonym(s): Calvé-Perthes disease; coxa plana; Perthes disease; pseudocoxalgia; quiet hip disease
Legg osteotome


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.

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

an idiopathic necrosis and lysis of the femoral head; occurs in young, small-breed dogs. Lameness of varying severity occurs and a degenerative arthropathy follows. Surgical removal of the femoral head is the usual treatment. Called also Legg's disease, Legg-Calvé disease, Perthes disease.