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Panner's disease II

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Epiphyseal ischemic necrosis of the capitulum humeri, with pain in the shoulder aggravated by active movement. There is swelling and redness over capitulum humeri. Formation of infarctlike lesions cause the epiphyses to collapse under pressure.

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  • H. J. Panner:
    An affection of the capitulum humeri resembling Calvé-Perthes disease of the hip.
    Acta Radiologica, Stockholm, 1927, 8: 671. A peculiar affection of the capitulum humeri, resembling Calvé-Perthes' disease of the hip.
    Acta Radiologica, Stockholm, 1929, 10: 234-242.

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