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Yesterday, after an x-ray to examine the cause of my sons limp, I was told he has Perthes' disease. I had never heard of it before and it came as a big shock. I didn't think to ask how much damage had already been done to the hip. We will be given excersises next week by the physio and I have read about limiting the amount of jumping and running he does.
My son is small for his age and a bit on the skinny side, is this a factor of the disease or does it affect all builds? Should I try building him up a bit or will this make the wear on the hip joint worse? :?
Any advice would be appreciated, the affect of this on my normal, happy, mostly pain free little boy hasn't sunk in yet.
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