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Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

Pronunciation: leg kahl-va' per'tez

Definition: epiphysial osteonecrosis of the upper end of the femur.

Synonym(s): Calvé-Perthes disease, coxa plana, osteochondritis deformans juvenilis, Perthes disease, pseudocoxalgia, quiet hip disease

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