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    Not even diagnosed?
    sharonlillo posted:
    Spent 8 hours in ER after being sent by Primary Dr. for our 7 yr old grandson. He had started limping with pain in hip. She said she thought maybe Perthes, though called it Avascular Necrosis. We have yet to see a specialists as instructed, they called us back, said no one could see and this was probably just a flare up? Flare up of what? The nurse said, Perthes. Now going back to Orthropedic from ER to see if they will again recommend where to go for specialists?
    We continue to search sites like these for more information. We did not even know how to show him how to use crutches, as he is well enough to want to play with them. What a medical society? WE will continue to find the right person.
    atti_editor responded:
    Hello sharonlillo,

    I am so sorry that you and your grandson are having to go through this and are having such a hard time getting in to see a specialist. It is great that you are not giving up and are searching for the right person to help your grandson.

    Here is some information on hip problems for children ages 11 and younger (including a section on Perthes with a to more information). Were any x-rays taken of your grandson's hip? You might also find this information on avascular necrosis and hip impingement useful.

    Please keep us updated on what you find!

    Best wishes,

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