Bone age determination in children with legg-calvé-perthes disease: A comparison of two methods

Randall T. Loder, Frances A. Farley, J. Anthony Herring, M. Anthony Schork, Yu Shyr

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Abstract

In 100 children (17 girls, 83 boys) with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, the average chronological age, pelvis bone age, and hand-wrist bone age were significantly different for the girls (8.2, 6.9, and 7.0 years, respectively; p < 0.05) and the boys (8.2, 7.4, and 5.9 years, respectively; p < 0.05). For the girls, the chronological age was greater than the pelvis bone age and the hand-wrist bone age (p < 0.05); there was no difference between the pelvis and hand-wrist bone age. For the boys, the chronological age was greater than the pelvis bone age and the hand-wrist bone age (p < 0.05); the pelvis bone age was greater than the hand-wrist bone age and less than the chronological age (p < 0.05). The acromelic growth in Legg-Calve-Perthes disease may explain why the more proximal pelvis bone age in boys was less delayed than that of the more distal hand-wrist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-94
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Keywords

  • Bone age
  • Hand/wrist
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
  • Pelvis
  • Skeletal delay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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