Legg–Calvé–Perthes syndrome is a degenerative disease of the hip joint, where growth/loss of bone mass leads to some degree of collapse of the hip joint and to deformity of the ball of the femur and the surface of the hip socket. The disease is characterized by idiopathic avascular osteonecrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis of the femoral head leading to an interruption of the blood supply of the head of the femur close to the hip joint. The disease is typically found in young children.
I wore this brace when I was 4 years old up until I was 5 1/2. I remember Doctor Meridith in Mankato, Minn saying I may never walk and run like the other children……he was just about 7 feet tall and with him leaning over looking at me and my Mom and Dad those words had a great impact on my life!
At 54 I play softball and slide into third base!!! I take this brace from me time to time when I speak, to give others inspiration. As my friend Don Piper of 90 Minutes in Heaven says, God is still in the miracle making business! I would be happy to share my story about this and my walk with Jesus Christ with your Church or organization, just email me. God Bless!