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X-Ray and MRI of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

Courtesy of Paul Traughber, M.D., Boise, Idaho.

Figure 1 is an X-ray of a child's normal hipbone and a broken (fractured) hipbone from poor blood flow because of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD). Figure 2 is an MRI of a child's normal hipbone with fat in the growth center and an abnormal hipbone where the fat has been lost because of LCPD.

Current as of: March 2, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Kenneth J. Koval MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma