Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease in a child with osteopetrosis

  • Alex L. Sims | asims@nhs.net The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.
  • Thomas W. Barwick The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.
  • Richard J. Montgomery The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Osteopetrosis is a rare inherited disorder of bone causing increased bone density. Legg- Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD), by contrast, is a more common idiopathic condition leading to variable avascular necrosis of the immature femoral head. We present a case of a 5-year-old boy presenting with these co-morbidities. We have found only one previous reference suggesting these two conditions can coexist in the literature. We discuss the basic principles of management of this interesting case.

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Author Biography

Alex L. Sims, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Clinical Research Fellow, Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Published
2011-12-13
Section
Case Reports
Keywords:
Legg-Calvé-Perthes, Perthes, osteopetrosis.
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How to Cite
Sims, A., Barwick, T., & Montgomery, R. (2011). Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease in a child with osteopetrosis. Clinics and Practice, 1(4), e139. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e139