Perthe’s DiseasePerthe’s Disease is a condition which isis a condition which is pathologically characterized by idiopathicpathologically characterized by idiopathic avascular necrosis of the epiphysis of theavascular necrosis of the epiphysis of the femoral head in a child.femoral head in a child.What is Perthes and APOs disease?
Catterall (1971) has grouped Perthes' disease according to the degree of epiphyseal involvement as assessed radiologically. Prognosis depends on the degree of radiological involvement. Lateral displacement of the femoral head. A subcortical fissure in the femoral ossific nucleus.What does Legg Calve Perthes disease look like?
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease. AP and frog-lateral views of both hips show a right capital femoral epiphysis which is smaller in size (black arrows) than the left (white arrow), an early sign of this disease.What is the prognosis of Legg-Perthes disease?
Overall, the prognosis for Legg-Perthes is good. After the one to two years of treatment, children return to normal physical activities and sports. Most patients will have no symptoms as a teenager. The long-term prognosis is also good, although in some cases the individual may develop hip arthritis at age 50 to 60.