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Perthes Disease x-ray showing bone remodelling of the femoral head. Image James Heilman, MD. From wikimedia commons. Used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share alike 4.0 international license.

Perthes Disease

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Introduction Perthes disease (also Legg-Calv√©-Perthes disease) is a childhood hip disorder that results in avascular necrosis of the femoral head. The cause is unknown. It can be differentiated from adult…

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Septic Arthritis

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Introduction Septic arthritis is an infection within a joint space. it can affect both native and prosthetic joints. It is typically acute, although in some cases in chronic. In acute…

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Shoulder Examination

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Introduction The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a wide range of movement. The joint is somewhat unusual, in that the "socket" (glenoid) is very shallow, and as-such,…

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Spondyolisthesis

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Introduction Spondylolisthesis refers to an anterior or posterior movement of a vertebrae in relation to its adjacent vertebrae. Spondylolisthesis affects about between 5-12% of the population but most cases are…

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The limping child

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Introduction The limping or non-weight bearing child is a common general practice and emergency department presentation, that can cause a lot of stress for parents. There are also a wide…

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