The aim of treatment of Perthes in the early part of the disease is to prevent the femoral head from getting deformed by muscular forces and weight-bearing stresses transmitted across the acetabular margin. To achieve this, femoral head extrusion must be preempted in children who are older than 8 years at onset of the disease by ensuring containment as soon as the disease is diagnosed. In children younger than 8 years in whom femoral head extrusion occurs, containment must be obtained by the early stage of fragmentation.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Orthopedic Clinics of North America|
|Publication status||Published - 01-07-2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine