For this molding to work, the femoral head must sit very snugly within the socket. Sometimes this can be accomplished with a special type of leg cast that keeps the legs spread widely apart for four to six weeks. Some children require surgery to help keep the ball of the joint snug within the socket.
This procedure may involve making wedge-shaped cuts in the thighbone or pelvis to realign the joint. Surgery usually isn't needed for children younger than 6. In this age group, the hip socket is naturally more moldable, so the ball and socket typically continue to fit together well without surgery.
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Some children, particularly very young ones, may need only conservative treatments or even no treatment at all. Conservative treatments may include:. You'll probably first bring your concerns to the attention of your child's doctor. After an initial evaluation, your child may be referred to a doctor who specializes in bone problems in children pediatric orthopedist.
Legg-Calve-Perthes disease care at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. This content does not have an English version. This content does not have an Arabic version. Diagnosis During the physical exam, your doctor may move your child's legs into various positions to check range of motion and see if any of the positions cause pain. Imaging tests These types of tests are vital to the diagnosis of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and may include: Initial X-rays may look normal because it can take one to two months after symptoms begin for the changes associated with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease to become evident on X-rays.
Your doctor will likely recommend several X-rays over time, to track the progression of the disease. Magnetic resonance imaging MRI.
This technology uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field to produce very detailed images of bone and soft tissue inside the body. MRIs often can visualize bone damage caused by Legg-Calve-Perthes disease more clearly than X-rays can, but are not always necessary.
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