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What is Perthes' disease?

Perthes' disease occurs in children when blood supply to the top of the thighbone (femur) is disrupted, leading to pain and damage in the hip joint.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 17 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis)

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