Legg-Perthese disease: Incidence of the subchondral fracture

S. D. Stansberry., L. E. Swischuk, L. L. Barr

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In a retrospective study of 50 patients with Legg-Perthes disease, the most common early radiographic findings consisted of smallness and sclerosis of the femoral head. The crescent sign, due to a subchondral fracture, was far less common. Associated joint widening, ipsilateral demineralization of the bones, and ipsilateral atrophy of the muscles also were noted; both joint widening and ipsilateral muscle atrophy proved to be useful adjunctive findings in the early diagnosis of the condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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