Hi all. Is there anyone here with an older toddler that had a late diagnosis of hip dysplasia? I searched and found mention of some with newborns or young infants who were using harnesses but didn't see anything with older children.
My husband and I noticed our DS had a bit of a limp when he started walking at 13 months, but thought it was because he was just learning. When it didn't improve as he had more experience, we brought it to the attention of our pediatrician but he didn't feel it was anything to worry about at the time. At his last well visit he saw a nurse practitioner who did notice a discrepancy in his leg length. We just got back today from seeing the pediatric orthopedist and after a thorough exam and X-rays, he does in fact have left hip dysplasia with dislocation. Because he's much older, it's going to require surgical intervention, unfortunately. All this is nervewracking, but I'd say my biggest worry is that I'm expecting LO#2 around the time they are suggesting surgery for DS. After surgery he'll be in a spica cast for at least 6 weeks. (I'm really hoping this will be done prior to next LO arriving, as I'll be having a repeat csection and won't be able to lift my already 30 lb toddler plus the cast!)
Anyone have any any experience with anything like this? Any recommendations or advice on how I can prepare? Thanks in advance!
BFP#1: 9/28/2013, EDD 5/28/13, MC confirmed 10/15/13, D&C 10/17/13