Irritable hip and Perthes' disease.

  title={Irritable hip and Perthes' disease.},
  author={Eren Erken and Kalman Katz},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={10 3},
One hundred fifty patients with 160 irritable hip episodes and 120 patients with Perthes' disease who were treated between 1976 and 1986 were compared. The ratio of males to females was 2.1:1 for patients with irritable hip and 3:1 for patients with Perthes' disease. On the average, patients with irritable hip were aged 3 years and patients with Perthes' disease were aged 7 years. The duration of symptoms in patients with irritable hip averaged 6 days and 6 weeks in patients with Perthes… CONTINUE READING