Clara’s story

Clara Mae is a healthy beautiful baby. Her birth was a piece of cake, no issues. Not until her 6 month check up in January 2015 Did we know anything was going on. At her 6 month check up, her doctor was going through the normal well visit routine when she got to her legs. As she moved them around she noticed Her hip joints were very tight. She immediately sent us over to the hospital for x rays to determine Her left hip was dislocated.

The very next day we were sent to a pediatric orthopedic specialist. Being 6 months old, this was the cut off line to try the palvic harness. Since Clara had just turned 6 months old We did attemt the harness for 4 weeks. The harness did not show enough result. Clara was put to sleep, her groin muscle was punctured, and she was placed her her first spica cast. Clara was in the cast for 5weeks.

When it was time for the cast to come off she was fitted for her rhino cruiser. After 4 weeks in the cruiser her hip was pulling back out of socket. This catches is up to date. Clara was put back to sleep, a dye was injected to check proper placement of the hip, and she was placed in her second spica cast.

We have been in this cast for, a couple days shy, 7 weeks. We go to the doctor this afternoon, June 9, 2015, in prayers we can be placed back in the rhino cruiser and free of casts forever!
I have one trooper on my hands. She crawls, rolls over, stands up, and tries to walk!




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  1. Megan W says:

    My name is Megan and I had a lot of hip pain starting around age 12. I’m now 16 and I’ve had arthroscopic surgery on both of my hips. I had a torn labrum and impingement in both of my hips. I was wondering if you were ever diagnosed with either of those things? The surgeon repaired those things, but I’ve recently been in a lot of pain. I had my second hip surgery in February of this year. Just when we thought everything was going well, all I did was bend down and my hip dislocated, or popped out of place. I was wondering if hip dysplasia was something that the doctors found easily, or if it was something that was hard to diagnose? What was your level of pain? Did an MRI show that you had hip dysplasia, or was it an X-ray? Please answer me as soon as you can!

  2. Mesut G. says:

    With an x-ray hip dislocation and hip dysplasia can be easly understood for babies.

  3. Lindsey S says:

    Megan W,
    My daughter’s hip had a hard time staying in place after she had surgery. She is in a brace right now to promote healthy healing. Her hip dysplasia showed up on x rays easily. The only time they have done an mri was after surgery. She was just an infant when they diagnosed so it was not painful for her. I will be praying that the doctors resolve this pain for you!

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