The rarity of the Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD) in Chinese children in Hong Kong has been reported. However, this hip disorder is not uncommon among children in Taiwan between the ages of 3 and 9. Fifty-seven patients with LCPD were observed during a 4-year period. Of these, 47 hips in 43 patients were followed up through a significant course of the disease, with an average period of 38.8 months. The mean age at onset of symptoms was 6.6 years for boys and 7.1 years for girls.