Surgical Procedure in Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease: A Systematic Review


  • Filberto Emergency Department, Weda General Hospital, Central Halmahera, North Moluccas, Indonesia
  • Istan Irmansyah Irsan Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, Saiful Anwar, Malang, East Java, Indonesia
  • Iwan Sutanto Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, Ramelan Naval Hospital, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
  • I Gde Adi Widiastana Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, Loekmono Hadi General Hospital, Kudus, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Yeni Dwi Anggra Sudarmaji Emergency Department, Wijayakusuma Army Hospital, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia



Legg-Calvé-Perthes, Orthopaedic, Pediatric


Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) is an adolescent hip disorder characterized by idiopathic osteonecrosis of the
femoral epiphysis and believed to be associated with arterial infarction. This illness typically affects youngsters,
specifically those between the ages of 4 and 8. This research seeks to investigate the impact of surgical
operations on LCPD patients. September 2022 was the month during which we conducted a systematic review
study. Google Scholar, NCBI, and Science Direct were used to search for articles. We included six publications
with 208 patients in total. Our data indicate that this surgical approach can lower pain levels, increase femoral head
coverage, and reduce hip subluxation in LCPD patients.


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