Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease is a self-limiting non-inflammatory deformity of the proximal femur secondary to ischemia, leading to varying of osteonecrosis of the proximal femur epiphysis. Usually seen in boys 4 to 8 years old presenting with hip pain effusion ( from synovitis ), limp, decreased hip and neck, normal acetabulum and a congruous hip joint that is fully mobile.
One case of this disease with pain and limitation of motion over the hip was admitted at VSMMC last January 22, 2003. The patients was a 7 year old, male, child who underwent work-up and management under the capability of this institution.
The objective of this case is to discuss Legg-Calve-Perthes disease as to it etiology, clinical, pathophysiologic therapeutic and prognostic features.