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Legg-Calve-Perthes disease


Other Names for this Disease
  • Aseptic necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis
  • Coxa plana
  • LCPD
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes syndrome
Related Diseases
  • Osteochondrosis
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Aseptic necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis
  • Coxa plana
  • LCPD
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes syndrome
Related Diseases
  • Osteochondrosis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.