Legg–Calvé–Perthes Disease (LCPD) is a childhood hip disorder initiated by a disruption of blood flow to the ball of the femur called the femoral head.
The mission of the Legg Calve Perthes Foundation is to create a centralized support community to improve the research, education, and awareness of both children diagnosed with Perthes and adults who continue with live with the effects of Perthes today.
The Legg-Calve-Perthes Foundation is a national health organization dedicated to helping adults living with Perthes, families with children diagnosed with Perthes, and associated difficulties with the Perthes diagnosis. The Foundation’s mission is to create a centralized support community to improve the research, education, and awareness of those diagnosed with Perthes. The Foundation began in 2017, when a group of parents acknowledged that there was not a single resource dedicated to a disease that would consume most of their children’s childhood. The Board Members today are directly either impacted from a clinical or family perspective.