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Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCPD)

Legg-Calve-Perthes is a disease of the hip. With this disease, the head of the femur (thighbone) that sits in the hip joint breaks down. This happens because the hip joint does not get enough blood.

The disease is temporary and will resolve over time.

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Incidence of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Signs and Symptoms

Diagnosis of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Stages of Legg-Calve Perthes Disease

Treatment for Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease


Last Updated: 06/2013