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Perthes Disease Procedures

Perthes disease can affect boys from 4 to 10 years old. It is when the ball of the thighbone of the hip does not receive sufficient blood supply, causing the bone to die. Treatment attempts to keep the ball of the thighbone inside the socket. Medications, physicial therapy and traction devices are forms of treatment.

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