Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCPD) or Perthes disease is a disorder of the hip that affects children, usually between the ages of 4 and 10. It usually involves one hip, although it can occur on both sides in some children. It occurs more commonly in boys than girls.

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease


  • Walking with a limp (painless limp)
  • Pain or stiffness in the hip, groin, thigh or knee
  • Shortening of leg or unequal leg length
  • Wasting of thigh muscles


  • Physical examinations
  • X-ray
  • MRI

Non – surgical Treatments:

  • Dry Needling
  • Steroid and Hyaluronic Acid Image Guided Injections
  • Image Guided Calcific Barbotage

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