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Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (Hip Socket Issue)

Definition

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease is a hip condition that affects children. The condition happens when blood supply to the growing end of the thigh bone is cut off, which means that the bone dies. Symptoms include limping and pain with reduced hip movement. Treatment options depend on the severity of the condition, as well as the age of the child.

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