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  • Perthes' disease is an uncommon condition that affects children between the ages of three and 11 years. 
  • Blood supply to the head of the thigh bone is disrupted which causes the bone to deteriorate.
  • This can cause pain, limping and limited movement of the hip joint. 
  • It is recommended that children with Perthes’ disease avoid high impact activities like running and jumping until the hip joint heals.
  • Most children recover from Perthes' disease, but it can take two or more years for the bone to regrow and return to normal.

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Reviewed on: 21-08-2019