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GuestPostOctober 12, 2012, 15:29
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Hi my son was diagnosed with perthes 2 months ago, he rode his bike into a tree whilst camping and they thought he had fractured his hip but after an MRI scan picked up he had Perthes he's 8 years old 9 in november a big boy for his age very tall, first of all he was non weight bearing he has been to school maybe 3 mornings in this last term, he had a procedure done to cut muscles in his groin then he was placed into Broomstick Plasters for 6 weeks, we are 3 weeks into it and he is finding it difficult he is gettin very moody and frustrated also he is still in pain,, just wonderin what is ahead of me when the casts come off as I don't know what to expect if anyone has any advice or experience in this it would be much appreciated , (my boys name is Iestyn) xx

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dont know if no one has seen this as no response, shame as i thought this site was for support and advice he is due to have cast off thursday so will have to fund out for myself

lisaPostNovember 2, 2012, 13:47
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The site is for support in addition to our helpline and email provision. You posted in the wrong forum title, you actually posted under the heading "how to post etc.," which is why your post was missed, apart from that I have only just come out of hospital myself and as it's half term most of my volunteers are too busy with their own families to be trawling though all the headings. My apologies if you felt you were ignored.

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sorry to hear you have been in hospital hope all is well,, where shall i post this for some advice please?? thanks for your response joanne 🙂

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Now, regarding your son, he is in what we call early stage Perthes and also in the upper age limit. I don't know enough about him to give a finite answer to your question, however, in my experience most if not all children who have had this procedure gradually mobilise themselves after coming out of plaster. He will be a little stiff to begin with as you would yourself if you had been sitting in the same position for a long time, but warm baths, swimming and cycling will soon get him going and build up strength in the muscles and tendons.

I suspect your son will see his consultant quite soon after the plasters come off for an assessment to see what needs to be done next - more often than not children of this age eventually need an osteotomy of one kind or another, but that would be for your specialist to advice.

I hope this helps and that all goes well for your son's break for freedom!

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thank you so much he is so looking forward to having the plasters off its been a tough couple of months but we will get there, he has a variant type of perthes which i am not sure what it means the last check up we had the head was still contained which was good news, i think he thinks he will be back playing his rugby by the weekend bless him, he is still in quite a lot of pain but with co codomol and ibuprofen we seem to manage it. thanks for the advice much appreciated joanne:)

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Hi I would suggest you go to "General Discussion" and then choose "how do we cope", I'm sure a lot of the mums there will be happy to answer your questions 🙂

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