Outcomes still modest a century after Perthes discovery

By Jennie McKee

JAAOS article examines treatment controversies and research directions

One hundred years ago, three investigators—Arthur Legg, MD, an American orthopaedic surgeon; Jacques Calvé, a French surgeon; and Georg Clemens Perthes, a German surgeon—independently identified the degenerative childhood hip disorder that bears their names, recognizing it as a separate disease entity from tuberculosis. Their descriptions were published within months of each other, and Dr. Legg made a presentation at the American Orthopaedic Association annual meeting.

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