Perthe's Disease

There are various symptoms which may include: Pain in the affected hip which may radiate to the thigh or knee, stiffness in the affected hip, a limp on the affected side, a leg length discrepancywhere the leg on the affected side appears shorter. In adults, if the shape of the head of femur does not completely re-form there may be a persistence of the leg length discrepancy and the hip may develop osteoarthritis.