Panner Disease

Panner disease was initially described in 1927 by Dr. Hans Jessen Panner, a radiologist, to explain lateral elbow pain in young patients. This diagnosis is unique to the skeletally immature athlete. Skeletally immature refers to those who still have the potential for growth of their bones. Panner disease is similar to Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (often referred to as Perthes disease), which can occur in children's hips and is a necrosis or breakdown of the femoral head, the end of the thighbone that fits into a person's ...

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