Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease: A Rare Cause of Bilateral Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Joints

  • Quazi Tarikul Islam Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Popular Medical College, Dhaka
  • Mahmudur Rahman Siddiqui Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka
  • Ekramul Mustafa Indoor Medical Officer, MU-III, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Ahmed Hossain Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Yousuf Ur Rahman Asst. Registrar, MU-III, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Hashmi Sina Registrar, MU-III, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
Keywords: Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, avascular necrosis, femoral head

Abstract

Perthes' disease is a disorder of the hip joint in children. Femoral head became softens, flattened or deformed because of the lack of blood supply of unknown cause. It is a very rare cause of bilateral avascular necrosis of the head of the femur, which can easily diagnosed by clinical correlation with the X-ray pelvis findings. Here we present a typical case of Perthes disease, who was finally diagnosed after a long periods of time. In Perthes disease early detection is very important to preserve, restore the femoral head, relieve pain and prevent long term osteoarthritis.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/akmmcj.v4i1.13684

AKMMC J 2013: 4(1): 40-41

 

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2013-02-06
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Islam, Q., Siddiqui, M., Mustafa, E., Hossain, A., Rahman, M., & Sina, H. (2013). Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease: A Rare Cause of Bilateral Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Joints. Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Journal, 4(1), 40-41. https://doi.org/10.3329/akmmcj.v4i1.13684
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