Hyperactivity and the psychological burden of Perthes disease: a case-control study

Daniel C Perry, Daniel Pope, Colin E Bruce, Peter Dangerfield, Andrew J Hall, Mary J Platt

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Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCPD) is a childhood precursor to hip osteoarthritis, for which the etiology is unknown. There is a widespread belief that affected individuals are "hyperactive," propagating a theory that such children may have sustained an epiphyseal injury that precipitated the onset of LCPD. This study seeks to quantify the association with hyperactivity, and the wider psychological burden of the disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)644-649
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013


  • epidemiology
  • orthopaedics
  • bone diseases
  • child psychology

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