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THE TREATMENT OF LEGG-CALVE-PERTHES DISEASE WITHOUT WEIGHT-BEARING.

DANFORTH, MURRAY S.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: July 1934
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Cases 1, 2, and 3 illustrate the course and early results in patients treated without apparatus but without weight-bearing. Cases 4 and 5 show the late results of treatment without weight-bearing but with an ambulatory traction splint or with crutches and a high sole. After ten years no deformity had developed. Case 6 illustrates the result where, in spite of directions to the contrary, weight was borne almost constantly.

The illustrations present a plea for non-weight-bearing in Legg-Calve-Perthes disease until the bone structure has become normal.

(C) 1934 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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