we are working at the frontier between what we know and what we
need to know about osteonecrosis and Perthes' Disease. Osteonecrosis
means death of bone. This results from a wide variety of
conditions, many poorly understood, which lead to major joint
damage in children and young adults.
Our goal is to provide much needed funding for medical research
and education of patients, physicians, and other health professionals.
To all participating physicians, we offer routine informational
updates and patient educational support. To all Perthes
children, we offer hope for early diagnosis and improved care.
To all osteonecrosis patients, we offer hope for discovery of
the causes of this debilitating disease and new effective forms
of treatment. Through the combined efforts of patients,
industry, and caring friends, we will succeed.