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ask a Professional Bonnie Kohl, DPT Q: A: : Just recently, my child began complaining of hip pain. Thoughts? : Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (avascular necrosis of the femur) could be the cause. • Perthes Disease occurs when the blood supply to the head of the femur (thigh bone) is interrupted and the bone begins to deteriorate. As blood returns to the area, new bone forms. Ideally, the bone will return to the rounded shape and remain stable in the joint. • This condition is found more often in boys than girls and in children approximately ages 4 to 10 years old. Typically it presents in only one hip but can be seen in both. Aside from a traumatic event, the cause of Perthes Disease is unknown. • You may notice your child limping, having difficulty running, a change in activity level, and/or complaining of hip, groin, or knee pain. • Physical therapy may be recommended to improve motion, assist in reshaping the bone, address joint stability/strength, and for return to activity. • Other options for recovery can include rest, pain relief, bracing, or if necessary, surgery. • The main goal is to protect the integrity of the hip joint to decrease the risk of hip arthritis in the future. Please contact us with any questions! Got a question you want answered? Visit our website or find us on Facebook and submit it today! Sundog Rehabilitation, llC Serving Rapid Valley, Custer and West Rapid locations. 605-787-2719 www.sundogrehab.com - Most Insurance Accepted