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Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease MedPix

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Description: Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is osteonecrosis of the capitol (proximal) femoral epiphysis. The most common age range is between 4 and 9 years old, with a male to female ratio of 4:1-5:1(1,2). As many as 10% of patients have bilateral disease (2). Though the mechanism of injury is not well understood, it is thought to be due to a vulnerable blood supply to the femoral head during this time period

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Author/Contact: M.D.Wirt
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Language: English

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Added: Tue Jul 10 2007