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Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip - advice please?

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TMIname3 Thu 19-May-16 20:45:36

Hi, my son is 18 months old. He's been walking for about 6 weeks. A couple of weeks ago he started limping and then couldn't stand up. Since then he has been ok but he's being referred to orthopedics. I noticed when he started crawling that one leg would lift out to the side and back in again, I also wondered when he started cruising if one leg was longer than the other because he was leading with the same leg all the time.
He has quite a wide gait and waddle (which people have always commented on as being cute ) but gets around and is pretty sturdy most of the time. Sometimes it looks like one leg is buckling a bit under him but the next minute he'll be fine. He had slightly clicky hips when he was very young and I still hear/feel a bit of a click/pop when I hold him sometimes.
Also his thigh creases don't match.
Could this be DDH?
Myself and my daughter have Hypermobility, could it just be that?
Any advice would be great, thank you

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 21-May-16 09:34:57

No experience sorry, but hopefully this will bump for you.

TMIname3 Sat 21-May-16 10:37:03

Thank you, I did repost on children's health and had a few responses on there. X

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