Ask a Surgeon - Replay

Did you miss the “Ask a Surgeon” webinar on July 18th 2018? Not to worry! You can watch and listen to the webinar in it’s entirety below. founder, Colleen Rathgeber, asks Dr. Harry Kim, MD and Dr. Woody Sankar, MD questions submitted from Perthes families around the globe. Listen to their answers here!

In this segment, our expert physicians answered questions to many questions! Including:

What are the long term effects of osteotomies on the femur? Does the femur heal itself where the cut was made and where the hardware was put in?

What are aspects which support to keep good and sufficient containment? What are reasons for a loss of containment? How can you achieve the best containment outcome other than surgery?

What are the best tips for an older LCPD patient as they transition from a pediatric orthopedic surgeon to a surgeon that treats adults?

What is the chances, on average, do Perthes children have a hip replacement now versus when they are older?

Is it ok run while in regrowth stage?  Can it do any further damage?

Discuss the Pros/cons of using stem cells.  Research specifically in Perthes disease.

Would cortisone shots help 4 year old who has been suffering with Perthes for almost 3 years now?

Is there any evidence that cases of Perthes could be related to prior injuries or sports related?

Dr. Kim is the Director of Excellence in Hip Disorders and Director of Research at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Sankar is the Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Hip Disorders Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  Both esteemed surgeons are members of the International Perthes Study Group. For more information, you can visit

The format for the webinar is Q&A, led by a moderator. This is approximately 60 minutes, followed by an open line for all participants. The opportunity to submit questions was available in the weeks leading up to the event. Questions were grouped into similar type subject matter for ease of response. The Foundation will host future sessions, so please send us feedback at

Last, please consider please making a donation to the Foundation for continued education and initiatives for Perthes adults, families, children, and anyone wanting to learn more about Legg Calve Perthes Disease. Together we can continue to educate, advocate, and spread awareness about Perthes Disease.

Thank You!


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