A Prospective, Multi-centered Comparative Study of Non-operative and Operative Containment Treatments in Children Presenting with Late-stage Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Grant Recipient: Benjamin D. Martin, MD
Co-Investigators: Jennifer C. Laine, MD
- Childrens National Health System, Washington, DC
- Presentations & Publications:
- Further Funding:
- Additional funding is being sought through the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) to implement the study organized as a result of POSNA funding.
- Additional Information:
- Research findings: In October 2015, 30 physician members of the International Perthes Study Group (IPSG) across 8 countries convened to design an international and prospective clinical study protocol focused on the treatment of late stages of the disease. At the 2-day symposium, specialists debated the current options and challenges of treating this rare patient population, including the variance of treatment methods internationally, in order to establish a consensus for implementing an effective study. As a result, we designed a multicenter, international, prospective clinical study protocol (including enrollment criteria and outlining clinical and radiographic data points) that was finalized in the spring of 2016. We aim to initiate the study in late 2017.