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Legg-Calve-Perthes syndrome

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Stage of Fragmentation: In this stage there is progressive sclerosis and flattening of the capital femoral epiphysis.

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Figure: Perthes coxa-breva

Differential Diagnosis

Transient synovitis (Toxic synovitis)


  • Residual proximal femoral deformities, including:
    • Coxa breva
    • Coxa magna
    • Coxa plana
  • Many go on to develop degenerative hip disease