Current Research Studies

Orthopedics - Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study on Current Treatments of Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease

What is the goal of this study?

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a childhood hip disorder which is common enough to be a significant public health problem (affects 1 in 740 boys between ages 0—14), but uncommon enough to have a sufficient number of patients from a single institution to perform a definitive prospective study comparing the results of current treatments.

The present study will establish a database of prospectively identified patients with Legg-Calvé-Perthes (LCP) Disease and collect information regarding their presentation, treatment, and outcomes in the course of receiving currently available treatments.

Who can join the study?

  • is between ages 1 to 18 years at time of presentation
  • has Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease (also called juvenile idiopathic femoral head osteonecrosis)
  • has not undergone surgical treatment for affected hip
  • speaks and reads English or Spanish

What will happen if my child takes part in this study?

  • The research team will collect medical and surgical information from the medical record
  • The patient and parent will be instructed to complete questionnaires during routine clinical visits. The questionnaires will take no more than 10 minutes.

Who can I contact for more information?

To learn more, please contact orthoresearchteam@seattlechildrens.org