Congenitally Dislocated Hips in a SB 1 year old – anyone get a SPICA cast for their kid?
My husband and I have taken our son (who is now 1 year old exactly), to several specialists at Shriner’s, regular hospitals with Spina Bifida clinics, and even a retired bone & joint specialist. We are convinced that a spica cast could help him as he has nerve innervation (as far as we can tell) to both legs – he is inch worm crawling pretty well now, and tried to pull to stand but it’s hard to bear weight due to his bilateral dislocated hips (and clubfeet which we will cast later on most likely). Lots of alternative therapies are working, but we KNOW there MUST be other kids with SB out there and dislocated hips who have some stories to tell. Anyhow out there have experience with dislocated hips and what to do? Anyone have a kid who has or had a spica cast? Anyone have a kid who is walking around with dislocated hips? Thanks to any and all who respond =) Love you guys.