Departments and specialties

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Departments that treat this condition

Areas that research this condition


Mayo Clinic is part of the International Perthes Study Group, a group of more than 40 pediatric orthopedic surgeons who address questions about Legg-Calve-Perthes disease through a collaborative research program.

One topic of research is an advanced form of magnetic resonance imaging, called perfusion MRI, which can help show how much blood is getting to the femoral head. This information may help doctors assess the severity of the Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and predict how well a child will recover from various types of treatments.


See a list of publications about Legg-Calve-Perthes disease by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.