My daughter was diagnosed with DDH when she was 13 months old. She was a late walker, and when she did start walking a friend noticed one of her legs looked shorter then the other, so we took her to the doctor to confirm. Her doctor had been checking at each visit but she never had any clicking on her hips so they didn’t catch it. At that point we started seeing an orthopedic doctor at Children’s Hospital. She confirmed that Kaydence had DDH and would need surgery. When she was 17 months old she had open reduction surgery and was in a spica cast for 12 weeks. The surgery was successful, and she was doing really well until 2019, when her femur started giving her some trouble. In December she had an MRI, and the results showed she developed Avascular Necrosis at the top of her femur. She will be having an arthroscopic procedure done next month to hopefully get some blood flow back so the bone will regenerate.

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