TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2017, Cilt 16, Sayı, 1     (Sayfalar: 024-029)

Medical treatment of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

Hakan Şenaran 1

1 Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Uzmanı, Konya

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2017.05
Görüntüleme: 499
İndirme : 398

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is known for more than 100 years, however there is little knowledge about its etiology, pathogenesis, and natural history. None of the treatment methods is effective in prevention of femoral head sphericity. Experimental studies reported increased osteoclastic activity and decreased new bone formation in the femoral head. In these review article, the studies on medical treatment of LCP disease which are already at the experimental stage were summarized.

Anahtar Kelimeler : Perthes; femoral head; osteonecrosis; avascular necrosis; biphosphonates; bone morphogenic protein