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VOLUME 31 , ISSUE 1 ( January-March, 2020 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

A Case of Perthes Disease in Cerebral Palsy Patient

Jyoti Pandey, Anil K Gupta, Dileep Kumar

Keywords : Cerebral palsy, limping, Perthes, Spasticity

Citation Information : Pandey J, Gupta AK, Kumar D. A Case of Perthes Disease in Cerebral Palsy Patient. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2020; 31 (1):8-10.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10066-0065

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 24-11-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Perthes disease is a disorder of femoral head that affects 5–10 per 100,000 children. There is a transient disruption of the blood supply to the femoral head followed by collapse and subsequent remodeling. The majority of cases present between the ages of 4 years and 10 years. We are reporting the unusual case of a child with cerebral palsy who developed a left-sided limping gait. In cerebral palsy patients, spasticity can result in femoral head and acetabular deformities which leads to limping. The possibility of Perthes disease in such patients cannot be ignored. So, another radiological investigation can help to reach an appropriate diagnosis as was considered in our patient.


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