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Osteochondroses

Osteochondroses

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Published by: THESSNAVARRO on Aug 15, 2009
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Chapter 71MARIA THERESA M. NAVARRO, MD.Department of Medical ImagingQuirino Memorial Medical Center 
 
 
OSTEOCHONDROSIS
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
rapidly ossifying central nucleus of bone within thecartilage enlage of the epiphysis is vulnerable tomechanical pressures superimposed on hormonaland nutritional changes, explaining the appearanceof certain conditions during the “midgrowth” spurt of childhood
become apparent in the 1
st
decade of life (when thedeveloping bone still contains a cartilaginous model)
boys > girls
predominantly single and unilateral
trauma (usually an initiating event or commonpathway)
 
 
LEGG-CALVE-PERTHES DISEASE
children ages 4 – 8 years old
boy > girls
bilateral involvement (10% of cases)
(+) family history (6% of cases)
Clinical signs: limping, pain, and limitationof joint motion in few days or weeks
(+) history of trauma (25% of cases)

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