Perthes disease is a breakdown of bone over the femoral head (top of the thigh bone) which particularly affects males between the age of 4 and 10, about four boys are affected for every one girl. It was first described in 1910 by three separate doctors and so it is sometimes called Calvé-Legg-Perthes disease after each of these doctors. Symptoms commonly include a limp and ache in the thigh, groin and knee. Some movement of the hip may be stiff and reduced.
Physiotherapy can help with providing appropriate exercises and advice.
We understand your children are precious and we have a team of dedicated, friendly and experienced Paediatric physios who would love to help. They can complete an initial assessment which will not only put your mind at ease but could be hugely beneficial in your childs development.