Altered skeletal growth in Perthes' disease: an anthropometric study of children from rural India.

@article{Rao1995AlteredSG,
  title={Altered skeletal growth in Perthes' disease: an anthropometric study of children from rural India.},
  author={Bhima Rao and Benjamin W. Jones Joseph and V I Chacko and Andrew J Hall},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B},
  year={1995},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={91-4}
}
In contrast to the features of Perthes' disease (PD) in England, children with PD in South west India are older and from rural areas. To test whether rural Indian children with PD demonstrate abnormalities in skeletal growth similar to those noted in English children, we studied 52 affected children and 100 normal controls. Each child had a detailed anthropometric evaluation; various body segments were measured. The study demonstrated that rural Indian children with PD showed impaired skeletal… CONTINUE READING