Jen - posted on 01/30/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter was diagnosed the day she was born. She was put in a pavlik harness for 7 weeks with no progress. We changed docs and he gave her a new harness for 4 weeks. When she wasn't progressing well he put her in a stiff brace (not sure of the name). She wore that for 4 weeks and when she started being able to wiggle her hip out of place while wearing that (and that stopped her from making progress) we scheduled surgery. She had a closed reduction and has been in a spica cast for 3 months and at least one more to go. Not sure if she will go back into a brace after the cast yet or not.
Just wondering what the other stories out there are? Was your baby diagnosed at birth or much later? And how long or how many times have they been in the spica cast? Is yours done with treatment and doing better now?