Bone Age Retardation at the Hand and Wrist in Children with Perthes’ Disease

  • F. Kristmundsdottir
  • R. G. Burwell
  • M. H. M. Harrison
  • W. A. Marshall


Perthes’ disease of the hip is generally considered to be a local disorder of the femoral capital epiphysis, caused by occlusion of blood vessels. It is self-limiting with increasing age. Recent evidence suggests that Perthes’ disease is associated with more widespread disorders of growth and development (Burwell et al., 1978; Harrison and Burwell, 1981).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Kristmundsdottir
    • 1
  • R. G. Burwell
    • 2
  • M. H. M. Harrison
    • 3
  • W. A. Marshall
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of ManchesterEngland
  2. 2.Department of Human MorphologyQueen’s Medical CentreNottinghamEngland
  3. 3.Royal Orthopaedic HospitalBirminghamEngland
  4. 4.Department of Human SciencesUniversity of LoughboroughEngland

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