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Re: Leg Perthies

From: Bob B
Date: 04 May 2001
Time: 18:37:28
Remote Name: 216.132.68.2

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I was diagnosed with Legg Perthese in 1963. Treatment was waling on a brace for the next 3 years. I'm 45, and so far have had no problems associated.

After hearing my own son, age 7, complain about pain in his leg, I was instantly suspicious. Just returned with the MRI results(they didn't have MRI in 63!) and a positive diagnosis, stage 2 Legg perthese in his right hip.

Next week we see the specialist at Children's Hospital in Seattle. I wonder what improvements have been made in treatments since the 60s.

email is bob@aaahawk.com

I welcome a sense of connection with folks who understand how it feels to have this condition or how it feels to parent a sufferer!

Bob B

Last changed: May 04, 2001