Title: Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease in patients under 5 years of age does not always result in a good outcome. Personal experience and meta-analysis of the literature
Authors: Moens, Pierre ×
Fabry, Guy #
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Acta Medica Belgica
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:69 issue:2 pages:97-103
Abstract: This study attempted to analyze objectively the long-standing impression that children under 5 years of age, who have Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, generally do well. Thirty patients, with 36 hips and onset of disease prior to their fifth birthday were reviewed at skeletal maturity. More than 50% of the hips were classified in Catterall group 3 or 4, and Herring group C. The end evaluation by the Stulberg classification showed 44.5% good, 22.2% fair and 33.3% poor results. By the Mose rating the results were respectively 27.8% good, 30.6% fair and 41.6% poor.A meta-analysis of the literature showed a very broad spectrum of results, leading to the conclusion, first, that comparison is difficult and, second, that young age is not a free ticket to a good result.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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