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Downing Street Petition regarding Newborn and 6-8 week hip Checks

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pinkoona Mon 20-Jul-09 08:16:11

Dear All

I am delighted to find babies with early diagnosis and treatment! It proves that early detection and conservative treatment is possible.

I am mum to Siomha born 26/1/2007 - At 14 months (yes MONTHS) she was diagnosed with a dislocated hip (Developmental Dysplasia of the hip) and her hip socket had not formed at the dislocation had been from birth. She was operated on in Great Ormond Street for 7 hours last September. Her surgeon created a new socket from her pelvis. She requires further surgery on her socket at 4 and 9 years of age. All because the hospital forgot to check her and a "very sorry".

Please sign a non political petition which is encouraging the Department of Health to meet with late diagnosed parents so ensure what happened to Siomha is rare.

petitions.number10.gov.uk/NewbornHips

We have been up to the Houses of Parliaments with a Early Day Motion (which 107 MPs have signed)

http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=37901&SESSION=899

and have pushing and pushing for media coverage. This condition is not necessarily hereditary and can come about through breech positioning.

I am absolutely delighted that your daughters hip was detected and as importantly TREATED early - as this is key.

Please, please sign. It takes about a minute

Many thanks Oonagh

http://siomha-has-ddh.blogspot.com/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7893294.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/some rset/8047730.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7926696.stm

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