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Perthes’ disease is a rare childhood condition affecting the hip. The femoral head (the ball of the joint) loses blood supply and without oxygen from the blood supply, the femoral head becomes malformed.

Symptoms of Perthes’ diesease

  • Hip pain
  • Groin pain
  • Joint stiffness
  • Walking with a limp

Is Perthes’ disease curable?

Most children with Perthes’ disease respond well and recover from treatment. Treatment can involve surgery to re-shape the bone. This is done via an Osteotomy procedure where the bone is cut and repositioned and surgically held in place, until the bone has healed.

Can Perthes’ disease cause a problem later in life?

If left untreated Perthes’ disease can lead to arthritis of the hip joint which may result in needed a hip replacement.

How do I book a consultation?

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Appointments are available via private medical insurance or paying for yourself. Click here for the most up to date self funding fees, and here for private medical insurance information.


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