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The goals of treatment for patients of all ages with Perthes disease are to: Relieve pain. Restore and maintain good hip motion. Decrease the chance of hip arthritis later in life by preventing or minimizing deformity of the femoral head (ball part of hip joint) and
Pain control: take analgesic (like Tylenol) or anti-inflammatory medications (like Motrin or Naprosyn) if needed for short time (few days). Activity restrictions: avoid running, jumping, long walks, and sports. Crutches or walker: minimize pressure on hip while
Perthes disease is a childhood hip disorder caused by a disruption of blood flow to the ball (called femoral head) of the hip joint. The loss of blood flow produces the death of bone in the femoral head, which is referred to as “avascular necrosis” or “ischemic necrosis” of the