My very active 3 year old lil man was just diagnosed yesterday with Perthes. What they thought was toxic synovitis wasn't. My gut told me it was something else because it had gone on much longer than 7-10 days. In just a little over three weeks the ball of his hip has degenerated enough that I could tell when the dr told me what to look for on the xray.
It is very genetic in my family. My blood brother had it when he was 3 and my uncle had it when he was younger too. I realize that some say there is no genetic connection but it's hard to dispute when they all come from the female blood line in my family. Both are fine today. My brother was in a brace for nearly 4 years.
We see the specialist in a week. No questions at this point as I'm prepared to do whatever it takes for my lil guy. Nice to "be around" others going through the same thing as well as those who have battled through.View Thread