La enfermedad de Legg-Calve-Perthes (LCPD) es una rara enfermedad de la cadera. Ésta afecta a niños de 2 a 12 años de edad. La LCPD es un trastorno de . Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD) occurs when blood supply to the ball of the thighbone in the hip (femoral head) is disrupted. Without an adequate blood. Inicio Radiología RM en la enfermedad de Legg-Calve-Perthes. Comentario · Articles in press · Current Issue · Archive · Supplements · Most Often Read.

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Legg-calv-perghes If you already have your login data, please click here. Overnight traction may be used in lieu of walking devices or in combination. Summary and related texts. What stage do you think it is using the Waldenstrom’s classification system? Perthes disease is self-limiting, but if the head of femur is left deformed, long-term problems can occur. Genetics do not appear to be a determining factor, but enferedad deficiency of blood factors with anticoagulant property used to disperse blood clots may lead to blockages in the vessels supplying the joint.

Presence of a radiolucency enfermedaf the shape of a V in the lateral portion of the epiphysis Gage sign. Core Tested Community All. Leroux J, et al. Children younger than 6 have the best prognosis, since they have time for the dead bone to revascularize and remodel, with a good chance that the femoral head will recover and remain spherical after resolution of the disease.

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease – Pediatrics – Orthobullets

Approach to hip pain in childhood. Children affected by LCP disease often display uneven gait and limited range of motion, and they experience mild to severe pain in the groin area.


Additional information Further information on this disease Classification s 3 Gene s 1 Clinical signs and symptoms Publications in PubMed Other website s 4. Boys are affected about three to five times more often than girls.

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Both hips are affected in some children, usually at different times. Accessed March 14, These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term “Legg-Calve-Perthes. J Bone Joint Surg Am. Current treatment options for older children over age 8 include prolonged periods without weight bearing, osteotomy femoral, pelvic, or shelfand the pegg-calv-perthes distraction method using an external fixator which relieves the hip from carrying the body’s weight.

To maintain activities of daily living, custom orthotics may be used.

Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease

Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. X-rays usually demonstrate a flattened, and later fragmented, femoral head. It is generally accepted that one or more infarctions of the femoral head due to interruption of vascular supply eventually cause the deformity, however, there are several theories concerning the cause of this interruption.

Based on radiographic cresent sign. Avascular necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis C Pathophysiology Juvenile idiopathic avascular necrosis of femoral head Results from a partial interruption of the blood supply to the femoral head Repeat episodes result in infarction and necrosis of the femoral head Subchondral Stress Fracture s with remodeling over ensuing years Femoral head flattens and subluxes.


Stans AA expert opinion. Gold standard for rating residual femoral head deformity and joint congruence Recent studies show poor interobserver and intraobserver reliability. MRI results are more accurate, i. Later in the disease course, leg length discrepancy, as well as atrophy of musculature around the hip can be observed. LCPD affects children between 2 and 12 years of age, but it is more prevalent among children of years, and more common in boys.

Prognosis is variable and several factors are of prognostic importance, such as the extent of femoral head necrosis and residual deformity. If the hip bones don’t fit together well after healing, the joint can wear out early. Print Send to a friend Export reference Mendeley Statistics. Prognosis Prognosis is variable and several factors are of prognostic importance, such as the extent of femoral head necrosis and residual deformity.

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Options include traction to separate the femur from the pelvis and reduce wearbraces often for several months, with an average of 18 months to restore range of motion, physiotherapyand surgical intervention when necessary because of permanent joint damage.

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