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10 yr old, having hole in knee cap. What is the condition called?

through an x ray we have found outthat my son has a hole in his knee cap and the doctor thinks it could be a condition that usually effects teenage boys, my son is 10. the doctor wrote this condition down but i cant read his writing, its osteo something (i cant read) then what looks like disical??? i would like to look up this condition but cant as i dont know the correct name. Could you tell me?
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Hi and Welcome to HCM,

The condition your son having is osteochondritis (Perthe's disease). This condition occurs in children. Nothing to worry. Please consult orthopedician for further management.

Wish you speedy recovery

Thank you
Answered: Fri, 10 Jan 2014
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