A to Z: Legg-Calvé-Perthes Diseaseenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about this rare hip disorder, which is most common in boys.thighbone, hips, joints, hipbones, hips, thighs, thigh bones, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, lcp, LCP, legg, calve, perthes, leg pain, hip pain, limps, limping, a to z, definitions, dictionary, medical terms, braces, crutches, casts, leg muscles, hip muscles, pt, physical therapy,, CD1Orthopedics05/29/201308/11/201609/02/20199389dfcc-e1c7-4535-9999-9b74891b1068https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-lcp.html/<h1>A to Z: Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease</h1> <p><em>May also be called: LCP or</em> <em>Perthes disease</em></p> <p>Legg-Calvé-Perthes (leg-cal-VAY-PER-teez) disease is a hip disorder that affects bone growth at the top part of the thighbone and the hip joint. It usually occurs in kids between 4 and 8 years of age, and is more common in boys.</p> <h3 id="a_More_to_Know">More to Know</h3> <p>The cause of LCP is not known, but it sometimes runs in families. Children who are around secondhand smoke, were born very small, or have certain blood problems also are more likely to develop it.</p> <p>Symptoms can include&nbsp;limping, hip pain, and knee pain. The pain usually comes on slowly and may be mild.</p> <p>When LCP is suspected, the&nbsp;doctor will do&nbsp;a physical exam and order <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-hip.html/">X-rays</a>. Early stages of LCP do not always show up on an X-ray, so an <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/mri.html/">MRI</a> or other imaging study also might be done.</p> <h3 id="a_Keep_in_Mind">Keep in Mind</h3> <div id="khcontent"> <p id="a_Keep_in_Mind">Treatment depends on the child's age, amount of pain, and other factors. Decreasing activity can sometimes ease pain, but some kids will need a brace, cast, or crutches to keep them from putting weight on the leg. Some must rest the leg completely, and severe cases may require surgery. Many kids with LCP need <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/phys-therapy.html/">physical therapy</a> to help them improve the range of motion in&nbsp;the hip and leg muscles.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p> </div>
Bones, Muscles, and JointsWithout bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn't stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/53199934-b6d8-4854-8362-8b1dfc45c3f6
CastsSome injuries will heal best if a cast is used. Find out how they work and how to take care of them in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/casts.html/06797b29-b2dc-4069-acb0-7f1ba6981cfb
Developmental Dysplasia of the HipBabies can be born with this hip problem or develop it soon after birth. Early treatment can help the hip joint grow normally.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ddh.html/b87d31c7-9023-4faf-a3c7-7086881fb087
Going to a Physical TherapistPhysical therapy uses exercises and other special treatments to help people move their bodies. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/physical-therapy.html/1a168d2a-98d8-45e8-b3b5-785fc9f6ecca
Growing PainsDoes your child sometimes wake up crying in the middle of the night complaining of throbbing leg pain? It could be growing pains.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/growing-pains.html/690d41f9-c464-4d69-913b-f38fde102293
Marfan SyndromeMarfan syndrome affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Even though the disease has no cure, doctors can successfully treat just about all of its symptoms.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/marfan.html/fcca5f80-409a-4d71-8d58-b8749ff15f42
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a shift at the upper part of the thighbone, or femur, that results in a weakened hip joint. Fortunately, when caught early, most cases of SCFE can be treated successfully.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/scfe.html/7ad12e5e-a898-46a4-ba7b-f780e10f5298
X-Ray Exam: HipA hip X-ray can help find the cause of symptoms such as limping, pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity in the hip area. It can detect broken bones or a dislocated joint.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-hip.html/acb303f5-d4f3-4589-9f65-b59a997c9106
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