Born 1950 Perthes diagnosed 1957 Hiip Replacement 2012 My hip was destroyed by legge perthes disease. I had it replaced last week and am recovering now. I suspect my doctor had never done a perthes patient because he was quite suprised at what he found - he said the hip was "just awful". I did not feel deprived as a child nor do i now. I did the things i wanted to do in moderation. I was mainstreamed into the public school system which was a new idea in the fifties.
I expect to remain moderately active for the rest of my life - hopefully i will be able to walk with no restrictions.
I can talk for hours about my experiences. Email me with any questions but tend to go on and on