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We were told that our son has perthes in his left hip just after his 4th birthday. We had never heard of this before, but were glad that we knew what was wrong with him. From he was about 2 he kept falling, having a pain in his leg and walking with a limp. Every time I took him to the doctors or our local hospital I was sent away being told it was growing pains. In the end I put a complante in the doctors who then send my son to our local hospital for a total checkup. We were told it was perthes disease it was very seveare and we were refeard to a hospital in the city. His doctor sees him every 3 months and his whole ball is near gone we have to keep him of any heavy impack which is hard to do. NOW our little girl who is 2and a half is showing sines of perthes in her right leg. I brought her in the summer to the gp who sent her for an x-ray which showed everything was ok. It seems to be history repeating it self I am running her to the hospital who will nor take an x-ray even thow the gp sent her their for a full checkup. They told me that children under 8 do not get perthes and when I said about my son having it I was told It was rare. I know that this is not true. Could anyone please tell me if 2 kids in the same family can have this, or what I should do next. Thank you.
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