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Multi-center Prospective Study of Local Bisphoshonate Therapy Compared to Femoral Varus Osteotomy for the Treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Grant Recipient: Harry KW Kim, MD

Co-Investigators: Daniel G Little, MBBS
TX Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas
Presentations & Publications:
As a result of this clinical trial planning grant International Perthes Study Group (IPSG) was formed in March 2012. IPSG has 40+ pediatric orthopedic surgeon members. Currently, IPSG has 3 prospective cohort studies which are registered on Results were presented as e-poster in 2013 POSNA Annual Meeting. Publication: Feasibility and Safety of Perfusion MRI for Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease. Sankar WN, Thomas S, Castañeda P, Hong T, Shore BJ, Kim HK; Study Conducted by the International Perthes Study Group. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print]
Further Funding:
Hudelson Foundation $25K; TSRHC $220K; POSNA 2013 Clinical Trial Planning grant (Josh Hyman-PI) $30K
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