Legg Calve Perthes Disease is a gradualweakening of the upper end of the thigh bone atthe junction where it meets the pelvis. The rightor left hip joint can be involved, and occasionallyboth are included.
It normally afflicts white Caucasian children inthe age bracket of 3 to 12 years, with a ratio of 4boys for every 1 girl that is diagnosed with it. It
can be found in boy’s age 4 to 8 years that have
a delayed skeletal maturity.