Hi all, my 11 month old right leg is turned out, please i have been reading *

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Funmilayo - posted on 11/04/2014

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Hi Chet , he is not in pain neither is he uncomfortable but im just really worried. i know its only february but i just wish i can fast forward time. what is the situation with your baby ?

Chet - posted on 11/04/2014

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Do you mean February 2015? That's only 3 months away. Is your son uncomfortable or in pain?

When we went through something similar I took comfort in the fact that things were being addressed. We were seeing doctors, gathering information, and pursuing top quality treatment. For us it wasn't surgery, it was a drawn out process of casting and bracing, but things were happening. I was happy that the problem was found and it was being fixed.

Funmilayo - posted on 11/04/2014

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The doctor is a GP? He had an X ray done and we were told nothing is wrong from his hip down to the toes but on referral to the consultant and he did further examination and he said the keg was turned from the knees and he might need an operation when he is six . We have been revered again to a leg specialist but the appointment is next February which is a long wait. Just can't put my mind at rest

Chet - posted on 11/04/2014

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Did the doctor and the physiotherapist explain why the aren't concerned? Is the doctor who saw your son a GP, or paediatrician? What kind of consult did you have where they talked about surgery?

I know that a number of leg and foot issues are normal in babies and toddlers, and naturally correct on their own in most kids. One of our kids was seen by the Shriners for a leg/foot issue, and for what he had, the standard was to wait until 3 years of age for it to correct on it's own (because most do).

We made sure to be on top of it though so if it didn't correct (and it didn't in our case) we would be positioned to start treatment as soon as possible. He started treatment 2 weeks before he turned three because we'd had all of the preliminary stuff done. In our case though, everyone who looked at him thought he'd need treatment.

You can always get more opinions if you aren't comfortable with what you've been told. It's possible you just need a better explainable to put your mind at ease as to why he is okay.

Funmilayo - posted on 11/03/2014

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doctor said nothing is wrong with the leg, physio said she is not worried but on referral to a consultant , he was talking about surgery to correct it when he is 6 years old, im really worried, i just want advice based on the experience of other mums years ago

Michelle - posted on 11/03/2014

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What has your doctor said about it?
That's your first step and see what their professional opinion is.

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