Skip Navigation, or press ALT and K together and then press enter.Welcome to the OMC website. This site has been developed for both the visually impaired and non visually impaired. If you would like to use the visually impaired version of this site please go to, or press ALT and I together and then press enter

Irish Child Health Database - Peer Reviewed Papers

Database Search

You are here: Irish Child Health Database » Study Papers » Descriptive Studies - Without a comparision » Case Study
  • Does low birthweight predispose to Perthes' disease? Perthes' disease in twins

    Published in:

    J Pediatr Orthop B, Vol: 12, Page: 307-10

    Publication Date:

    September 2003

    Aims & Objectives:

    The aim of this study was to examine if low birthweight predispose to Perthes' disease


    Out of 320 patients on the Northern Ireland Perthes' database, five were known to be twins. We observed that the low birthweight twin in each case was the affected child. It is proposed that environmental factors associated with low birthweight are involved in the aetiology of Perthes' disease.


    K. Lappin; D. Kealey; A. Cosgrove; K. Graham

    Study Type:

    Study Papers » Case Study » Descriptive Studies - Without a comparision


    Perthes' disease

    International Classification:

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue - Osteopathies and chondropathies - Perthes' disease



    Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland)