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    Those that have kids/bubs with hip problems, my mum mentioned this week that DD might have sore hips.

    She has always hated nappy changes and screams like she's being murdered. I thought it was her reflux and not liking being flat. After that it didn't improve and I put it down to sensory issues. (She's 19 months).

    I've been testing it out this weekend and it's when I lift her legs that she gets upset. If I roll her to the side to wipe/put a new nappy on it's ok. She doesn't seem in pain at any other time. It doesn't matter where you change her nappy or who changes it. Her whole childcare centre knows about it every time she gets her nappy changed.

    We see the paed at the end of the month and I'm taking her to the GP today.

    DP has also found that her right hip clicks. She also has a sacral dimple which I've never been concerned about as I have 2.

    Side note for those that follow my numerous posts: her feeding has improved.

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    Make sure you get the go to do a referral to get an hip xray she could have undiagnosed developmental hip displasya and if she does make sure you see a pediatric orthopedic surgeon . Fingers crossed that it is nothing

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    We will definitely be asking for an X-ray. Is an X Ray or ultrasound better for this type of thing?

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    X ray at her age

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    2 out of 4 of my kids had hip problems. My youngest was braced from 6 weeks until she was a year old.

    You will definitely need an X-ray at her age. Try not to stress about it until that happens. It *should* have been picked up by now through the various appointments with child health nurses and paeds at the hospital. Having said that my daughters (my 2nd child but first with hip dysplasia) wasn't picked up until she was one.

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    No one has realllly checked her hips before.

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    Ok if it were me I'd be getting a referral to a paediatric orthopod. We had our 2nd's X-rays through a GP who completely misread them and told us she's need surgery. I was so upset (she was 1 and already walking) so a friend recommended I get a second opinion. The paediatric orthopod diagnosed that there had been an issue with her hips but it had self corrected so she didn't need surgery after all.

    It's a very specialised area so worth seeing someone expert to get a proper assessment.

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    Definitely an an xray at her age.


    - does she have uneven leg length?
    - are the creases on the back of her legs even?

    These are also good signs, my daughter didn't have clicky hips but had the above.

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    I haven't noticed uneven legs. She does waddle but has only been walking about 3 months.

    I'll get the GP to give us an X-ray and to refer us to the orthopedist.

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    It's interesting that she's only been walking for 3 months. Once babies start weight bearing their hips (if they are going to self correct) rapidly improve. My 2nd walked at 9 months which is very unusual for a baby with wonky hips but because she had been walking for 3 months when it was picked up the load bearing had helped get the socket sorted out.

    You may find this happens with your little one too.

    Was she scared of load bearing before she walked? My 4th who was braced for 12 months found it really hard to put pressure on her legs and had to have several physio sessions once the brace came off as she wouldn't walk.


 

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