Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

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Synonyms: Aseptic necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis | Osteochondrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis | Perthes disease

A rare disorder characterized by uni- or bilateral avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head in children.

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Advocacy Organizations

Perthes Kids Foundation

Perthes Kids Foundation's mission is to make an immediate, positive impact, on the lives of children diagnosed with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. We are the leading organization dedicated to a community of parents, kids, doctors, family members and adults with Perthes, from all over the world, working together to take action, advocate, educate, and support each other, as we fight this rare disease.

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Clinical Trials

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