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What are the limitations with Perthes and weight bearing?
Monday, July 31, 2017 11:19:00 AM

Michele Rector: A Perthes Hero
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:46:00 AM

Why is Participating in Research Important?
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Welcome to the Perthes Disease Web site!

About Perthes Disease
Perthes disease is a childhood hip disorder caused by a disruption of blood flow to the ball (called femoral head) of the hip joint. The loss of blood flow produces the death of bone in the femoral head, which is referred to as "avascular necrosis" or "ischemic necrosis" of the femoral head.
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About the International Perthes Study Group
We are a group of 45 plus pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and researchers with a common goal of advancing knowledge and care of patients with Perthes disease. We seek to provide current, objective information to patients and their families and the medical community.
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Perthes Disease Stories – Thomas's Story
Thomas's story about his experience with Perthes disease demonstrates how a diagnosis of Perthes disease can lead to new opportunities and discoveries about one's own potential. Please watch this video about how Thomas and his family managed his treatment and recovery.
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