NEW RESEARCH GIVES HOPE FOR FAMILIES

The UK children’s charity Action Medical Research is funding research at the University of Hull to help develop screening guidelines to identify those at risk of getting the disease. Investigations into possible treatments are also underway.

Oliver’s Story

The story of a young boy whose determination to not let Perthes disease get him down, made him a Star.

Paris to Geneva – Matthew Rides again for Perthes!

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One of the World’s Toughest Mudders had Perthes as a child!

Matthew Salerno writes : Just wanted to let you know that I had legg perthes as a child. I also had hip arthroscopy in May at John Hopkins to alleviate some discomfort it was giving me. Despite this, after rehabbing from my surgery I got myself back into top condition and was able to compete in several races these past few months. Among these races , one of these races was the World's Toughest Mudder.

Ashley Carter’s Perthes Journey

My son Ashley recently celebrated becoming a teenager. It is now more than five years since he was diagnosed with Perthes disease.