Hi IHDI. We, Hakeem & Kennon Smith, are the parents of our wonderful daughter Alannah Smith. When I (Kennon Smith) was about 4 or 5 months pregnant we went to the doctor to find out the gender. The doctor said that she was buddha breech (sitting on her ankles). Our daughter was finally diagnosed with left hip dysplasia when she was 4 months old at her well baby check up. Her doctor referred to Shriners Children’s Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana. The doctor she was seeing at Shriners said that she has ALL the symptoms for hip dysplasia and the doctor issued her a brace for her to wear 12hrs/day. Since she’s been wearing her brace its gotten a little better now her doctor said, but now that she’s, 8 months old, crawling and pulling up on stuff I’ve noticed that when she crawls she’ll stop and start rubbing the inner and back part of her thigh with her left leg up in the air, and when she pulls up she stands directly on her toes. Our main concern and question, is hip dysplasia treatable with a brace or with surgery? VERYCONCERNEDPARENTS
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