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Question: pain from hip in perthes sufferer


 lauraclarke32 - Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:00 am

my son is experiencing pain from his hip.he is 15 yrs old and had perthes from 6 yrs old.he has been discharged but i am unsure how best to manage his pain.he had significant damage to his hip and has been told we have to managethis until he has a hip replacement when he is older.is it best hot or cold therapy,is it best to rest or do non weight bearing exercise?
 Jannah G., RN - Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:06 am

Hi Laura,

I found some good info on non-surgical treatments for Perthes on The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website.

http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00070

Hope this helps. It looks like the recommend anti-inflammatory meds to control pain and discomfort, and physical therapy to preserve range of motion are very important.

Good luck!

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