Definition of Perthes' disease in English:

Perthes' disease

(also Perthes disease)

noun

Medicine
  • Osteochondritis involving the epiphysis of the femoral head in children, resulting in pain and progressive deformity of the hip joint.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Journal Orthopedic Surgery. From the genitive of the name of Georg Clemens Perthes, German surgeon, who described the condition in 1910 + disease.

Pronunciation

Perthes' disease

/ˈpəːtəz dɪˌziːz/