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Hi my son is 15 and for the past year has been complaining of knee pain and also limping every time he had p.e in school. I took him to the doctors on several occasions and the gp told me growing pains and examined his knee and said there was no swelling. Then in july he ran in sports day and his leg just went, when he came home he was limping and in a lot of pain. I took him to the gp and he said he had probably torn a ligament and referred him for physio. He was in so much pain in his groin, i said to the doctor i think it is his hip and he should have a x ray but he said the physio will know more. When i finally seen the physio 2 weeks later after ringing them to say it was urgent as he could hardly walk or even lift his left leg of the floor they said they thought it was a torn ligament as well.they gave him crutches and exercises to do, he was getting worse and when we went for a follow up i said i was not happy and they sent someone else to look at him and she examined him and looked concerned and sent him for a xray and said she thought it was his hip as he had no mobility in it. They gave me an appoinment for 2 weeks time but said if he gets worse bring himto a&e. Cut a long story short, they lost the xray , done a urgent referral but by the time i see the orthopaedic consultant it was middle of september, he confimed he had sufe and the xray showed a major slip, he had surgery to insert pins into both hips 3 weeks ago but have told me the slip was going on for 18 months, so the result is he has been left with a shorter leg and his foot is turned outwards and i am told he will need a hip replacement in the future as well. I found this site and am shocked about all the stories about multiple ops etc, sorry for going on so long but i am concerned for the future as i am disabled and am finding it so difficult to manage as it is just me and my son at home xx
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