It’s also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and it’s a part of avascular necrosis. Typically occurs in children who are between 3 and 14 years old and it’s more common in boys than in girls. The necrosis involves usually only one side. The main reason of the disease is the fact that the blood supply to the growth plate of the bone at the end of the femur becomes inadequate and as a result the bone softens and breaks down. Sometimes, we can also hormone reasons observe.
Child with Perthes Disease feels the limited range of motion and pain in the hip and knee area. The muscles of buttock and thigh become weak and the infected leg can be shortened.
Perthes Disease can even last for 3-4 years and the results can be very serious: shortened leg with deformations, limited range of motion, abnormal gait and chronic hip joint inflammation.
The treatment should base on hip off-loading to avoid the flattening of the femoral head.
To this end, we highly recommend our hip brace created for children. The brace reduces the risk of femoral head stressed deformations what improves its healing process.
This 3D fabric provides high air permeability and minimal water and moisture absorption. The shifting air allows the skin breath and make it dry. The external part of our AirDistance II is self-gripping layer where the splint are attached.
The hip belt is equipped with orthopedic stays providing better stabilization. In both straps you can find non-elastic circumferential straps with Velcro fastenings.
Our brace stabilizes and off-loads the hip joint of your child and prevents against the further injuries. Using of high quality splint with innovative drop-lock 1R orthodesign provides required hip position and support in walking.
The pediatric hip brace stabilizes and protect the femoral head against the stress and flattening. The drop-lock with ROM adjustment in every 15 degrees counters the muscle contractures and hip deformations.
Perthes Disease (avascular necrosis)
- Hip deformations
- Hip dislocation
- Femoral fractures
- Acetabular labrum injury