What is the best way to treat Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease of the hip?

Problem to Solve

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease of the hip is a chronic and often progressive condition.  If left untreated, it can lead to long-term pain and disability.  Unfortunately, there is no consensus on which treatment or treatments are best.  This has long been a source of confusion and frustration for patients, their families and their providers, alike.


Our Approach

Our pediatric hip specialists are part of a select group, who together have formed the International Perthes Study Group (IPSG). The IPSG and its members are dedicated to better understanding the causes of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease and the effectiveness of various treatments.  At present, we are recruiting patients for a number of ongoing prospective multi-center trials, which we hope will have a lasting impact on the treatment of this condition in the future.

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