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Perthes Disease
Julia R. Crim, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease: Current usage has truncated name to Perthes disease
          • Definitions

            • Idiopathic avascular necrosis of femoral head epiphysis occurring in childhood

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Imaging Recommendations

              • Radiographic Findings

                • MR Findings

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Presentation

                        • Demographics

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            • Treatment

                              Selected References

                              1. Divi SN et al: Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease. Pediatr Ann. 45(4):e144-9, 2016
                              2. Maranho DA et al: MRI abnormalities of the acetabular labrum and articular cartilage are common in healed Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease with residual deformities of the hip. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 95(3):256-65, 2013
                              3. Podeszwa DA et al: Clinical and radiographic analysis of Perthes deformity in the adolescent and young adult. J Pediatr Orthop. 33 Suppl 1:S56-61, 2013
                              4. Jaramillo D et al: Cartilaginous abnormalities and growth disturbances in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease: evaluation with MR imaging. Radiology. 197(3):767-73, 1995
                              5. Rush BH et al: Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease: detection of cartilaginous and synovial change with MR imaging. Radiology. 167(2):473-6, 1988
                              6. Stulberg SD et al: The natural history of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 63(7):1095-108, 1981
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                              KEY FACTS

                              • Terminology

                                • Imaging

                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                    • Clinical Issues

                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                      • Synonyms

                                        • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease: Current usage has truncated name to Perthes disease
                                      • Definitions

                                        • Idiopathic avascular necrosis of femoral head epiphysis occurring in childhood

                                      IMAGING

                                      • General Features

                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                            • MR Findings

                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                • General Features

                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                  • Presentation

                                                    • Demographics

                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                        • Treatment

                                                          Selected References

                                                          1. Divi SN et al: Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease. Pediatr Ann. 45(4):e144-9, 2016
                                                          2. Maranho DA et al: MRI abnormalities of the acetabular labrum and articular cartilage are common in healed Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease with residual deformities of the hip. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 95(3):256-65, 2013
                                                          3. Podeszwa DA et al: Clinical and radiographic analysis of Perthes deformity in the adolescent and young adult. J Pediatr Orthop. 33 Suppl 1:S56-61, 2013
                                                          4. Jaramillo D et al: Cartilaginous abnormalities and growth disturbances in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease: evaluation with MR imaging. Radiology. 197(3):767-73, 1995
                                                          5. Rush BH et al: Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease: detection of cartilaginous and synovial change with MR imaging. Radiology. 167(2):473-6, 1988
                                                          6. Stulberg SD et al: The natural history of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 63(7):1095-108, 1981