An: 2012, Nr.4, Articol Nr. 20
STUDY OVER “NORMAL” HIP AT CHILDREN WITH UNILATERAL PERTHES DISEASE
Dana Maria Albulescu - University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Department of Anatomy
Aritina Elvira Morosanu - Clinical Hospital no 1, Craiova, Department of Pediatry
STUDY OVER “NORMAL” HIP AT CHILDREN WITH UNILATERAL PERTHES DISEASE (Abstract): Perthes disease may have interested both hips but those with unilateral involvement is more common. We used 98 patients of which 32 were excluded for the following reasons. 23 had bilateral Perthes disease. Most of t he remaining 66 children were diagnosed as suffering from Perthes disease-fragmentation stage Perthes had initially sided with contralateral contour irregularities which later evolved into bilateral Perthes. Increased incidence of Perthes patients can be explained by the fact that these children have a tendency to delay skeletal maturation. The changes described in this study consists of theory that femoral epiphysis in children is sensitive to stress.he remaining.
Key words: HIP, AVASCULAR, CONTOUR IRREGULARITIES