Thursday, July 29, 2010

Orthopedic Surgeon

As our 3rd appointment today, we also saw an Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Warman. (Jessica's scoliosis was treated by Dr. Warman.) I imagine that some families would think he's quite cold, but I really like him. I think he's funny.

A lot of children with issues like Ryan's need surgery on their hips. So, Dr. Warman examined Ryan and then took x-rays of his hips. I was very thankful to hear that "for now" Ryan doesn't need surgery. Whew!

We'll go back in 6 months for a follow up visit. In the meantime, Dr. Warman prescribed a new pair of AFO's with a slight modification and said to encourage Ryan to lay in "frog position" as often as he will. Apparently, that will help keep his hips & legs loose. He said to definitely NOT swaddle his legs straight down.

Yeah, no hip surgery!

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