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epiphysial aseptic necrosis

 

Definition: aseptic necrosis of bony epiphyses in children or adults, probably due to ischemia; may affect the upper end of the femur (Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease), the tibial tubercle (Osgood-Schlatter disease), the tarsal navicular bone or the patella (Köhler disease), the second metatarsal head (Freiberg disease), vertebral bodies (Scheuermann disease), or the capitellum of the humerus (Panner disease).

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