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    Default Anyone had a child in a HIP SPICA cast?

    For hip dysplasia? How did it go? How long was it on for? They look horrid

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    Yes, my 2nd born. We went undiagnosed until 6 months when I noticed a leg length discrepancy. We were operated on and had the tendon in the groin snipped (adductor tenotomy) and her right hip joint put into the correct position (closed reduction). We were extremely fortunate to only be in the spica cast for 7 weeks. It was a very tough 7 weeks but we came through it. It not only looks horrid, it is horrid!! However, it does get easier. This was 2.5 years ago for us and we have one last check once she is 5. Everything is going great and her hip is perfect.

    If this is the track you're going down, please feel free to ask any questions and am happy to give some tips....

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    my daughter had one for 6 weeks when she was about 8 months old. She got it on in the November and got it off just before xmas. They are very hot and yuck but I think it bothered me alot more then her. I learnt very quickly how to carry her and change her.

    If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask away and I will help as much as I can

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    Thanks guys, she is 19 months now Looks like severe hip dysplasia It's going to be really difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3InATub View Post
    Yes, my 2nd born. We went undiagnosed until 6 months when I noticed a leg length discrepancy. We were operated on and had the tendon in the groin snipped and her right hip joint put into the correct position. We were extremely fortunate to only be in the spica cast for 7 weeks. It was a very tough 7 weeks but we came through it. It not only looks horrid, it is horrid!! However, it does get easier. This was 2.5 years ago for us and we have one last check once she is 5. Everything is going great and her hip is perfect.

    If this is the track you're going down, please feel free to ask any questions and am happy to give some tips....

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    Our daughter was the same. Nothing was noticed till her 6 month check up with the ECHN. We also went from a hip spica cast to a brace for another 6 weeks after that.

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    Nothing was noticed until she started walking at 16 months and walked with a limp.

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    big hugs for you hun and your DD

    Can I ask where your from?

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    There was a kerfuffle with the referrals, etc so we only had Xrays today but we knew all along what it was. No idea when the surgery will be. We will have to go to Brisbane (4 hours away) which will be tough - DD is number 5 and we both work. How long did you guys stay in hospital for? How often did yoyu have to go back for checks, etc?

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    Goodluck with it all.

    Was going to say if you were around this area (hunter, NSW) Theres a brilliant specialist here! Abit far to travel for you though


 

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