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News Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Chloe stays active after hip surgery

Swimming, tennis, dancing and cartwheels are all part of 8-year-old Chloe’s everyday world thanks to the excellent treatment she received at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville.

Chloe was born with bi-lateral hip dysplasia, a misalignment of the hip joints. Her treatment journey began at 3-days-old when she was placed in a Pavlik harness – a brace commonly used for infants – for three months. At age 7, surgical intervention was required and Chloe underwent bi-lateral Dega osteotomy.

“If it wasn’t corrected as a child, she faced hip replacements as an adult and more limitations in her mobility,” said her mother Melissa. “As a child, my legs were bowed from the knee to the ankle and I was a Shriners Hospitals patient. I knew they had Chloe’s best interest in mind and wanted the best outcome for her. Now she can do all the things she loves thanks to Shriners Hospitals for Children.”

Learn more about the family-centered orthopaedic care available at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville.