Monday, August 15, 2016

Update on Kyle's Legs

We had a follow up appointment with the orthopedic surgeon about Kyle's femoral anterversion today.

We've been doing lots of physical therapy.. both at therapy and at home for the past couple months.

Kyle seems to be complaining less about his legs hurting unless we are doing lots of walking or he's on his feet more than normal.

The doctor said that there appears to be no change in the rotation of his femurs since our last visit, which isn't good, but it isn't bad either.

At this point, there still really isn't anything to do besides therapy.... and wait for Kyle's bones to get bigger so we can do the surgery to correct the problem. (His bones should be big enough when he's 7 or 8 years old.)

We are going to continue to do therapy at home.

The doctor suggested to try to keep a stroller handy when we go to the zoo or other places that require lots of walking so that Kyle can have breaks from walking if needed.

He suggested to continue to use motrin as needed for pain relief and also suggested to try ice and heat.

We are also going to have Kyle's vitamin D levels checked because sometimes a deficiency can cause bone pain in kids.

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