Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome

Clin Orthop Relat Res. Jul-Aug 1981;(158):41-52.

Abstract

A review of the etiology, pathology, natural history, clinical signs, radiologic features and treatment of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease suggests the concept of the "head at risk." This concept takes into account factors for and against operative and conservative treatment by splintage. In the older child, the objectives and principles of treatment are best achieved by operative treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Animals
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Femur Head / surgery
  • Femur Head Necrosis* / diagnostic imaging
  • Femur Head Necrosis* / pathology
  • Femur Head Necrosis* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease* / diagnostic imaging
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease* / pathology
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease* / therapy
  • Male
  • Osteotomy
  • Prognosis
  • Radiography
  • Risk
  • Sex Factors