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Legg–Calve–Perthes disease 

Legg–Calve–Perthes disease
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Legg–Calve–Perthes disease
Author(s):

Colin Bruce

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013018
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date: 12 December 2019

Avascular necrosis of the femoral head initiated by unknown factors is followed by gradual restoration of blood supply and regeneration

Current treatment methods aim to prevent development of an aspherical and incongruent femoral head and acetabulum

Treatment should be offered to the child with a poor prognosis so that the natural history of the condition can be improved: identification of such cases is difficult

Early and late management strategies differ significantly.

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