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My 10 yr. old granddaughter was recently diagnosed with Perthes. The first Dr. at Children's Hospital is recommending a wait and see approach (limit weight bearing, swimming, & using her crutches if in pain). The second Dr. at Shriners says if we want to do surgery (femoral varus osteotomy) to contain the femoral head, he wants to do it within the next three weeks. Since she is a girl and they seem to have a poorer prognosis and because she is 10, we are leaning toward the surgery. Anyone out there in a similar situation? Or who has had this surgery and what was the outcome?
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