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

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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofJuly 30, 2012

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Last Updated: July 30, 2012
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