X-ray and MRI of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

Image of Leff Perthes disease

Courtesy of Paul Traughber, M.D., Boise, Idaho.

Figure 1 is an X-ray of a child's normal hipbone and a broken (fractured) hipbone from poor blood flow because of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD). Figure 2 is an MRI of a child's normal hipbone with fat in the growth center and an abnormal hipbone where the fat has been lost because of LCPD.

Last Updated: September 15, 2008

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine

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