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      Category : Health Centers > Bones, Joints, and Muscles

Legge-Calve-Perthes Disease

Alternate Names : LCPD

Legge-Calve-Perthes Disease | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the disease diagnosed?

Diagnosis begins with a history and physical exam. Several weeks after the pain begins, joint X-rays may show minor changes in the femoral head. Much later, the femoral head may collapse and flatten. If X-rays are normal at first and suspicion is high, the healthcare provider may order a bone scan or MRI.

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Legge-Calve-Perthes Disease: Prevention & Expectations

Author: John A.K. Davies, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 06/06/01

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