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Perthes' disease

Also known as: Calve Perthes disease, Legg-Calve-Perthes' disease

If your child is affected by a medical condition or disability we can help. Call our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 to get information, support and advice. You can also browse our range of parent guides on aspects of caring for a disabled child in our resource library.

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Please see below for reliable medical information on Perthes disease produced by alternative providers.

Patient UK

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Perthes Association

Tel: 01483 306 637

The Association is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 326161. It provides information and support to families of children with Perthes disease and associated conditions including Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia. 

Group details last reviewed July 2018.