X-Ray and MRI of 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.
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofMay 22, 2015