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Panner's Disease

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Description: Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics
Discussion: - disease involving capitulum of distal humerus that produced changes similar to those observed in Legg Calve Perthes disease; - it should be distinguished from osteochondritis dissecans; - pathologic process is believed to be caused by an interferrence in blood supply to growing epiphysis, which results in resorption & eventual repair and replacement of the ossification center; - in patients under 20 years of age, capitellum is only supplied by end arteries entering posteriorly; - Panner's disease almost always occurs in the dominant elbow in boys between 5 and 12 years of age; - inciting causes: - chronic repetitive trauma, congenital and hereditary factors, embolism (fat), and endocrine disturbances;

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Language: English

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