How is Perthes' disease treated?
As Perthes' disease generally goes away by itself over a number of years, treatment is aimed at keeping the child comfortable and mobile as well as minimizing damage to the top of the thighbone (femur). Pain-relief medication, rest and the use of splints, plaster casts, slings and braces may be recommended. In some cases, surgery may be required to repair bone damage.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 10 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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