Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

Coxa plana; Perthes disease

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease occurs when the ball of the thigh bone in the hip does not get enough blood, causing the bone to die.

Blood supply to bone

Bones require their own blood supply which travels through the periosteum to the inner bone marrow.



Exams and Tests


Outlook (Prognosis)

When to Contact a Medical Professional