Legg-Calves-Perthes Disesae (LCPD), or simply known as Perthes disease, is a disorder of the hip that affects children, usually between the ages of 4 and 10. It usually involves one hip, although it can occur on both sides in some children. It occurs more commonly in boys than girls.
The underlying cause of Legg-Calves-Perthes Disease is not clearly known. It may occur due to inadequate blood supply to ball of the hip joint (femoral head) which leads to death of the bone. Over the course of several months, the blood supply to the bone tissue and new bone cells gradually replace the dead bone over 2-3 years.
The goal of treatment is to keep the femoral head centered in the socket (acetabulum). Initial treatment is nonsurgical consisting of rest, activity restrictions, anti-inflammatory medications, casting, bracing, and physical therapy. If nonsurgical treatments don’t work, you may need surgery. Surgery involves lengthening a groin muscle or reshaping the pelvis (osteotomy) depending on the severity of the condition and the shape of the femoral head
Dr. Gupta to give a lecture series at Georgetown yoga "Healthy Movements Workshop" focused specifically on hip, knee, and shoulder injury prevention and those patients with existing injuries in April and May.
Dr. Gupta is now "board certified" in Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Gupta to present Orthopedic Lecture Series with Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center titled "Don't Let Hip Pain Slow You Down: Understanding Your Options", September 7th, 2016 at Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge at 6pm.
Dr. Gupta to present third part of his lecture series on "Master Mobility" at Spark Yoga. His next lecture with be on "Mastering Mobility Of Your Knees" on September 18th at The Shops at Pershing, 2201 N Pershing Dr, Arlington, VA 22201