Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease [Presentation]

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease [Presentation]
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is a term used to describe avascular necrosis of the hip in children under the age of 10. The condition occurs when a disruption to the hip’s blood supply causes the bone of the femoral head to die …

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is a term used to describe avascular necrosis of the hip in children under the age of 10. The condition occurs when a disruption to the hip’s blood supply causes the bone of the femoral head to die and in some cases collapse. Early stage and mild cases of Perthes disease are often treated with a combination of non-surgical methods while surgery is usually reserved for more severe cases and older children.

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David S. Feldman, MD
David S. Feldman, MD is Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and a professor of orthopedic surgery & pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center / NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, specializing in the care of children with complex scoliosis, arthrogryposis, hip dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, and lower limb deformities.

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