Summary of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
Flashcards on Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
An exercise that is recommended during treatment of Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease is , due to its effect on mobility with minimal impact on the joints.
Questions on Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
A 5-year-old boy comes to the clinic with his father because he has been limping for three weeks. Past medical history includes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but the boy does not take any medications. History is unremarkable for trauma or recent illness. His temperature is 37.1°C (98.8°F), pulse is 90/min, respirations are 22/min, and blood pressure is 100/70 mm Hg. Physical examination shows a painless limp of the right lower extremity with limited internal rotation and abduction of the right hip joint. A hip radiograph is obtained and shows the right proximal femoral epiphysis to be misshapen and more horizontal compared to the unaffected hip, the femoral head appears collapsed. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?