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Eli's Miracle Story Shortened Femur Congenital

From Limp to Lope – Eli’s Miracle Story

When Dr. Andrea Herbert and her husband Adam Renner learned of their son Eli’s congenital shortened femur syndrome, TMC pediatric orthopedist Dr. Kent Vincent provided a reason for the couple to remain calm. “I’ll be there for you for the whole course of his treatment. We will follow him with x-rays. Let’s hope his femurs stay equally short and he should be okay,” Dr. Vincent said. Unfortunately, when Eli was six months, his right femur bone was not growing as fast as the left, and when he was a year old, a similar dysfunction was occurring with his hip. He had to wear 2.5-centimeter lifts on his shoe, which made it hard for him to keep up with his twin brother and put him at risk for falling. With the help of TMC for Children pediatric physical therapist Charlene Fregosi, Eli was able to play like a normal two-year-old, but still was in danger of dislocating his hip. On March 11, 2014, Eli went through two surgeries where Dr. Vincent cut his femur to reposition and then … [Read More...]

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