The Parents’ Guide to Perthes

The Parents’ Guide to Perthes
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Genre: Children’s Health/Parenting
Tag: Traditional Books
Publication Year: 2015
Length: 152 pages
ISBN: 9781942480006

The Parents’ Guide to Perthes provides accurate information and practical advice for families with a child who has Perthes, a rare disease of the hip joint that can affect a child's mobility. Written by Charles T. Price, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and the author of research papers and medical book chapters about Perthes, and Betsy Miller, the author of The Parents’ Guide to Hip Dysplasia and The Parents’ Guide to Clubfoot.

About the Book

The Parents’ Guide to Perthes explains what happens when a child has Perthes. This book covers how Perthes is diagnosed and progresses through stages, and how the age of the child at onset affects the course of the disease. Learn about the criteria that doctors consider to develop a treatment plan and read first-person accounts from parents and children about their Perthes experiences. Illustrations and x-ray examples show the effects of Perthes in the hip joint for different children.

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About the Author
Dr. Charles T. Price

Charles T. Price, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications including research papers and book chapters about Perthes. Dr. Price is a past President of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA), and received the Distinguished Achievement Award in 2011 for contributions to the advancement of orthopedic care for children.

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