Legg‐Calvé‐Perthes Disease

  title={Legg‐Calv{\'e}‐Perthes Disease},
  author={Harry K.W. Kim},
  journal={American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon},
  • H. Kim
  • Published 1 November 2010
  • Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon
&NA; Legg‐Calvé‐Perthes disease is an idiopathic hip disorder that produces ischemic necrosis of the growing femoral head. Permanent femoral head deformity is the most significant sequela. Experimental studies indicate that the pathologic repair process, which is marked by an imbalance of bone resorption and formation, contributes to the pathogenesis of femoral head deformity. Important prognostic factors include degree of deformity, age at disease onset, extent of head involvement, head‐at… 

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