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Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

noun Legg-Cal·vé-Per·thes disease \ ˈleg-ˌkal-ˈvā-ˈpər-ˌtēz- \

medical Definition of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

:osteochondritis affecting the bony knob at the upper end of the femur called also Legg-Perthes disease, Perthes disease

Biographical Note for legg-calvé-perthes disease

  • Perthes \ˈper-(ˌ)tes\, Georg Clemens (1869–1927), German surgeon. Perthes published his description of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease in October 1910. A pioneer in radiotherapy, he studied the biological effects of X-ray treatment in surgery. He used deep X-ray therapy for the first time in 1903.

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