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What is Perthes Disease?

Description of the disease

Perthes disease (or osteochondrosis) is a joint disease caused by impaired blood supply to the bones. This leads to a disruption of the nourishment of the cartilage tissue and joint deformities.


  • Perthes disease first degree - initial stage, characterized by small defects in the cartilage;
  • Perthes disease second degree - deepening of the cartilage tissue and formation of bone protrusions;
  • Perthes disease third degree - destruction of the cartilage tissue and formation of loose bodies;
  • Perthes disease fourth degree - formation of bone growths and joint deformation.


  • Pain in the joint;
  • Swelling and redness of the skin in the affected joint area;
  • Limitation of movements;
  • Crackling and grinding in the joint during movement;
  • Weakness in the affected joint area.


The main causes of Perthes disease development are: impaired blood circulation, injuries, genetic predisposition, and past infectious diseases.


To diagnose Perthes disease, X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging, and arthroscopy are performed.


Treatment of Perthes disease may include the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy, massage, physical exercises, and in severe cases - surgical intervention.


  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle;
  • Moderate physical activity;
  • Proper nutrition;
  • Avoiding traumatic loads on the joints.


To diagnose and treat Perthes disease, it is necessary to consult an orthopedist or rheumatologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.