Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. The prognostic significance of the subchondral fracture and a two-group classification of the femoral head involvement.

@article{Salter1984LeggCalvPerthesDT,
  title={Legg-Calv{\'e}-Perthes disease. The prognostic significance of the subchondral fracture and a two-group classification of the femoral head involvement.},
  author={Robert B. Salter and George H. Thompson},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1984},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={479-89}
}
From previous experimental investigations of a model of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease in young pigs, it was speculated that the early radiographic phenomenon of the subchondral crescentic-shaped radiolucent line is a pathological fracture and, furthermore, that this fracture initiates the stage of resorption. Being painful, the fracture also heralds the clinical onset of the disease. From these laboratory investigations, plus a preliminary radiographic investigation in children, it has been… CONTINUE READING