The need for total hip arthroplasty in Perthes disease: a long-term study.

@article{Froberg2011TheNF,
  title={The need for total hip arthroplasty in Perthes disease: a long-term study.},
  author={Lonnie Froberg and Finn C. Christensen and Niels R Wisbech Pedersen and S\oren Overgaard},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 4},
  pages={1134-40}
}
BACKGROUND Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) was described a century ago. In previous long-term reports of patients with LCPD, nonoperative treatment varied considerably. The likelihood of hip osteoarthritis (OA) developing in patients with LCPD and possible need for THA are not well defined. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES The purpose of the study was to determine whether nonoperatively treated patients with LCPD (1) had an increased prevalence of THA compared with gender- and age-matched control… CONTINUE READING

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