Legg-Calve-Perthes Syndrome

The Legg-Calve-Perthes syndrome is an idiopathic aseptic necrosis of the femoral epiphysis. The Legg-Calve-Perthes syndrome occurs most often between the ages of 5 and 10 years on, more often in boys and usually unilateral. Approximately 10% of cases are familial. The characteristic symptoms are pain in the hip joint and gait disorders (eg. As claudication). Some children complain of knee pain. The onset is gradual, and the progression is insidious….

September 3, 2018