perthe's disease

Sharon - posted on 03/18/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi everyone thank you for your worm welcome.
I have a 4 year old boy that has been limping on and off for 2 years now. In 2012 he woke up and couldn't walk I took him to my doctor who sent me for an X-ray and it came back saying he had fluid on his hip. It did go away but he lips every now and then and cannot run without limping. In the 2 years I have had more X-rays and ultrasound done and have seen 2 different kids doctors who both more worried about him having ADD OR ADHD. I finely got another X-ray done the other day of both hips and it has come back he has perthe's disease. Please help me understand what are we in for. My son has just started to play foot ball. The look of the X-ray looks pretty bad but im not no doctor


Michelle - posted on 03/18/2014




You really may want to reconsider him running jumping, taking unnecessary risks. If it were child, he certainly wouldn't be playing sports. Sounds like you hav a lot to educate yourself on and honestly it sounds like your son has a long road ahead of himself if dr thinks it's pretty bad. It's treatable so dont worry about that. Good luck to you both

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