Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

What is Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease?

A rare disorder characterized by uni- or bilateral avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head in children.

Other condition names

  • Aseptic necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis
  • Osteochondrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis
  • Perthes disease

Inheritance type

Autosomal dominant, Multigenic/multifactorial

Age of Onset

  • Childhood
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