Legg Calve Perthes Disease

About- Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease (LCPD) also known as Perthes disease or Legg–Perthes disease is a childhood hip disorder that occurs due to temporary loss of blood supply to the hip and that causes the head of the femur bone to die.
 
Symptoms-
  • Hip, groin, thigh or knee pain
  • Limited movement of the hip joint
  • Limping
  • Low thigh muscle strength
  • Shortening of the affected leg
Causes-
The underlying cause of this disease is not clearly understood.
 
Specialists to visit
Orthopedician
Orthopedic Surgeon

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References
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://orthoinfo.aaos.org
https://orthokids.org
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org
https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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