Principles of Containment Treatment Aimed at Preventing Femoral Head Deformation in Perthes Disease

Benjamin Joseph, Charles T. Price

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-327
Number of pages11
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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