Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease (LCPD, is a childhood hip disorder initiated by a disruption of blood flow to the head of the femur.Due to the lack of blood flow, the bone dies (osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis) and stops growing.Over time, healing occurs by new blood vessels infiltrating the dead bone and removing the necrotic bone which leads to a loss of bone mass and a weakening of the Pronunciation: /ˈlɛɡ kælˈveɪ ˈpɜːrtiːz, kɑːl-, -tɪz/. Hip replacement in adults who had Perthes disease as a child is technically challenging and difficult but entirely possible and with good results. That’s the report from Italian orthopedic surgeons on 32 hip replacements. Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (Perthes) is a rare disease that most often affects boys between the ages of 2 and 12.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) is one of a group of disorders known as the osteochondroses. The osteochondroses typically are characterized by degeneration and subsequent regeneration of the growing end of a bone (epiphyses). In LCPD, the growing end of the upper portion of the thigh bone (femur. Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a bone disorder that affects the hips. Usually, only one hip is involved, but in about 10 percent of cases, both hips are affected. Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease begins in childhood, typically between ages 4 and 8, and affects boys more frequently than girls.. In this condition, the upper end of the thigh bone, known as the femoral head, breaks down.