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I was treated for Perthes at the age of 2 in 1967. Treatment consisted of being strapped to a board for 3 months in hospital, being restrained from the chest down i was only able to move head and arms, upon discharge from hospital i was in calipers for some time. My Mother was allowed to visit only 30 minutes per day.,
Now 50 I've had a very active life and played sport and kept fit through out, to be fair i've abused my body and have never suffered hip problems, however I have had lower back problems from time to time.
I suffered psycholigical problems almost straight away after being admitted to hospital, apparently i wouldnt look at my mother for the duration of the hospital stay and then wouldnt leave her side until i started school at 5, up until this age i would not go to sleep. I have subsequently struggled through out my life with forming and maintaining relationships and various other emotional problems.
I'm not trying to pin my issues on my treatment but such treatment these days would without doubt not happen, just wondering has any one else had any similar problems?
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