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Legg-Calvé-Perthes follow-up study

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We present here a follow-up study concerning Legg-Calvé-Perthes. This study about 71 hips shows that the Catterall grouping, age and “at risk signs” are still to be considered as very important prognostical factors.

A definitive and indispensable scheme of treatment has not yet been advanced, especially because the right etiology still remains an obscure point. The cited “classical” prognostic factors however remain all-important.


Die Arbeit berichtet über Spätergebnisse nach konservativer Behandlung der Legg-Calvé-Perthesschen Erkrankung an 61 Hüften bei 60 Patienten. Es zeigt sich, daß die Faktoren „Alter” und „Risiko-Zeichen” der Catterall-Klassifikation noch immer die größte prognostische Bedeutung haben, wenngleich auch andere „klassische” prognostische Faktoren nach wie vor Beachtung verdienen.

Ein definitives, unanfechtbares Behandlungsschema gibt es his jetzt noch nicht, besonders wohl auch deshalb, weil die Ätiologie der Erkrankung immer noch ungeklärt ist.

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Dekelver, L., Fabry, G. Legg-Calvé-Perthes follow-up study. Arch. Orth. Traum. Surg. 100, 143–149 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00442726

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