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Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease: Introduction

Osteochondrosis of the head of the femur in children. Osteochondrosis is a malfunction of the bone building process where first the bone degenerates and is then regenerated. In Perthes disease the enlarged ends (epiphyses) of the thigh bone (femur) are degenerated and then regenerated or recalcified. The condition is also known as coxa plana, Perthes disease or pseudocoxalgia. ...more »

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Legg-Calve-Perthes disease: Complications

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Definitions of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease:

A particular type of FEMUR HEAD NECROSIS occurring in children, mainly male, with a course of four years or so. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, or a subtype of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Legg-Calve-Perthes disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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