I Have Legg-perthes Disease

Legg-Perthes Disease anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Legg-Perthes Disease. You're not alone. 21 People

    Perthes - What Can It Do To A Person ?

    Hello everyone , I'm a 17 years old guy who was diagnosed with perthes at the age of 11.. And this is a part of my story , briefly . I had a really amazing life ... Perfect life ... Until I was 11 years old ., my leg started to hurt me .. I went to the doctor and he told me that...
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    2 Responses Oct 10, 2013

    Hello, I am now 37 and finally facing the fact

    my hip is not getting better. I have been fortunate enough to be very active throughout my life. I have been good at practicing to walk without a limp and when people ask me if I'm ok because I'm limping without realizing, i blame it on a twisted ankle or pebble in my shoe...
    rol17and rol17and
    41-45, M
    May 5, 2014


    I am a 38 yrs old black female. i was diagnosed at age 3 and spend 3 months in a leg traction. Treatment was not complete. I hopped around for months and then I started ballet and did it for 15 yrs. The stretches, balance, range of motion and forcing the body to conform and my...
    tweetyrtkm tweetyrtkm
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2013

    Was told last year that I have perthes hip.

    I'm 23 and it's only now causing me trouble. I'm on tramadol 150mg once a day.
    ShiroAria ShiroAria
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2014

    Surgery? Watched Replaced- Episode 1 "so Hip It Hurts" On Youtube

    I am a 28-yr old female. I was diagnosed with LCPD when I was 5 in the right hip, and at age 7 in the left. As the pain in my hips is starting to interfere with simple daily activities like walking the dog, and not being able to walk up a few steps without sever discomfort, or...
    cab2012 cab2012
    1 Response Dec 5, 2012

    I Had Legg- Perthes Disease

    At age 6 I began limping. After many Drs. and x-rays, I was diagnosed. I spent 3 years in braces that kept my legs spread far apart with a bar to keep them apart. I had to walk on crutches and spent a lot of time in a wheelchair. The only time I got to take them off was to bathe...
    txredneckcop txredneckcop
    5 Responses Aug 3, 2011

    Perthes And My Life

    Im 14 now. Had perthes since i was around 11 years old. Its done nothing but ruin my life. it started when i felt pain around my upper thigh. one day i was screaming in pain and my parents took me to the hospital. The doctors diagnosed me with something that wasnt close to the...
    DoyleD DoyleD
    13-15, M
    5 Responses Oct 12, 2011

    Ugh I Need Some Advice!

    Hello my name is Danielle, I am a 26 yr old female with legg-perthes disease! I have had it for a long time now and in 99 my doc broke my growth plates in my left leg so it would stop growing and my right leg would catch up. It really didnt work and well I have one leg longer...
    26-30, F
    Nov 7, 2011

    Leg Perthes Please Helpp :(

    I'm 21 years old and have been diagnosed with leg perthes disease when i was 8, my problem is that i have been an athlete since i was a little boy and nothing has changed since then. I participate in almost all sports on a regular basis, primarly basketball and soccer. Perthes...
    Marco90 Marco90
    6 Responses May 30, 2011

    2 Weeks Until Total Hip Replacement After 16 Years Of Pain

    I was diagnosed with perthes when I was about 8 years old. I was in a spika (sp?) cast twice for about 4 weeks each time. I was able to resume some normal activity after the fact, but could never play sports, run, or walk on hard surfaces for any extended period of time. After...
    msharp2 msharp2
    22-25, F
    Nov 5, 2012

    And I'm a dancer. Like my whole life is dancing.

    And that could all be over. I had surgery and am still recovering but, it's just not fair...
    mayceewaycee mayceewaycee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    Don't You Feel Like Screaming...?

    I turn 63 on August 4.2013.. that means i have had Legg- Perthes for 58 years. At the ripe old age of 5, people noticed a limp in my stride. i was taken to a local doctor and was diagnosed with Perthes. What did i know....i was a kid...i want to play !! For the next...
    camz28 camz28
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2013
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