Our Approach To Perthes Disease in Children

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What Sets Us Apart

Orthopaedic specialists at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone are experienced in diagnosing and treating children with Perthes disease, also called Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. This rare condition occurs when a temporary interruption in blood flow to one hip causes pain, inflammation, and abnormal development of the joint. Our doctors assess your child’s condition and symptoms before recommending treatments that are designed to reduce inflammation and pain and prevent further damage to the hip joint as your child grows.

Doctors at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital also participate in the International Perthes Study Group, an internationally recognized consortium of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and researchers working to improve treatment for children with Perthes disease.

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Treatment at NYU Langone

For children with mild symptoms of Perthes disease, nonsurgical therapies may be all that’s needed to heal the hip joint and improve range of motion. Surgery may be recommended if the condition causes bone problems that cannot be managed with other therapies.

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