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Ann Acad Med Stetin. 2013;59(1):53-7.

[Patients functioning after surgical treatment for Perthes disease].

[Article in Polish]



Perthes disease appears in children and affects hip joints. The proximal head of the femur is damaged, which results in deformation of the femoral ball and loss of its spherical shape. Instant diagnosis and introduction of treatment is crucial for maintaining the femoral head in the hip socket, which facilitates recovery to its spherical shape. To assess the quality of life of patients who have undergone surgical treatment. The factors examined were: state of functioning and occurrence of pain in affected hip joint.


61 participants underwent the examination. The duration and type of disease were established on the basis of a radiogram. The patients were treated with varus derotation osteotomy in the 2 and 3 degree of the Reinberg scale. A Modified Oxford Hip Score was used to assess the patients' quality of life.


Subjective assessment of the quality of life after recovering from the disease was regarded as very good and good.


According to the patients' own evaluation the disease and the treatment did not affect their everyday life.

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