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Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease: A Case Study

Published on in Orthopaedics Update

When A.L. was 11 years old, he complained of pain in his left hip. The pain subsided, but a week and a half later, A.L. came home crying and barely able to walk. The pain in his hip had become “excruciating.”

Spine Surgery During COVID-19: A Case Study

Published on in Orthopaedics Update

When S.M. experienced a large growth spurt between age 11 and 12, his pediatrician noted the youth’s increased height, that the boy’s shoulders were slightly uneven and his spine noticeably curved. The physician referred S.M.’s family to the Division of Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for evaluation.


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