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On the second photo I think the chap standing with the nurse's is Dr Cochran,

Taking about the Children's Hospital my youngest son had been diagnosed with a hip disease and been admitted to Children's myself and my other son were going to visit him, not long driving after passing my test the traffic lights changed and another car hit me, they took my son to the hospital (children's) and decide to keep him in for the night, so both son's were in the children's at the same time, the nurse's thought it would be nice for them to be together so they were both on the same ward and bed's next to each other. Never have my two son's got on well together they just tolerate each other even to this day.  

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Yes, Mary. I think it is he. Don't know why he is always referred to as Dr because be was a surgeon. He operated on my grandmother in 1947.

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Mary, was your son's hip problem called Irritable Hip? My youngest was diagnosed with this when he was 6 and had to go to the orthopedic hospital and be in traction fir 3 weeks. It apparently only affected boys.

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Katy. James had the same problem. It was "noticed " when he and his sister went for dancing practice. The teachers were shouting at him for getting his steps and comportment wrong. Then he told me afterwards that his hip hurt him. Three weeks also in traction for him . Time to be discharged and he cried , he didnt want to go home . He was having a good time missing lessons

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15 hours ago, katyjay said:

Mary, was your son's hip problem called Irritable Hip? My youngest was diagnosed with this when he was 6 and had to go to the orthopedic hospital and be in traction fir 3 weeks. It apparently only affected boys.

Hi Katyjay no he did not have irritable hip, he had a disease called "Perthes" disease it is were the hip ball keeps breaking up, mostly boys from the age of 5 to the age of 8 get it not many girls get it, if left untreated it can cause TB hip, my son was in traction for 12 weeks at children's  , they told us that he was ok, but if he limped again to bring him back. (when we played leap fog one day he fell and we did not think any more about it) this was the start. After being home from children's after a week he stated limping again, back we went only to get a telling off, we should not have taken him home he should have had his legs in plaster. Any way he had to go back in traction again for another 12 weeks, by this time he was transferred to City B1 now ward no longer there, but after traction he was put in what is called broom stick plaster this is where the legs are set outwards with a stick at the end (girls are put into what is called frog legs plaster) he was like this for about two years, (the worst thing was when we first arrived at the ward there was about 20 boys in broomstick plaster) my husband and I shed a few tear's not knowing what to expect. After 2 years they decided to operate, they put a plate and screws into the hip, this doe's the same thing as the broom stick plaster did, but he did not have to keep having it changed every few weeks, after 2 more years the plate is taken out and by this time the ball of the hip is not breaking up any more. 

so sorry it is long winded but it's the only way I could explain it.  

the disease is called "PERTHES" because this is the name of the man who discovered it.

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Oh dear Mary, sorry to hear of your sons ordeals but hope hes out of danger and worries now.

My son had a curious  thing happen, he had problems with his knee and they found a " type of hook" growing near the joint. I never found out what it was called but he was operated on and it was removed. Apparently its something to do with the growth rate and that part was growing quicker than the rest of his knee joint. Hes fine and never had any more trouble apart from having a big scar.

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Mary,I was interested to read about your son and Perthes Disease.  I nursed a couple of 6 year olds with this when I was working on the Children's Ward at Harlow Wood.  They were on traction for all the time I was on that particular Ward and they were very cheerful little lads.  I remember one day  I brought them some conkers I'd collected and they loved them - although they weren't able to play the proper game!

Perthes is caused by the blood supply to the femoral head being disrupted .... I doubt very much that it could actually change into a TB hip as tuberculosis is caused by a certain bacteria.  There were children in the Ward who did actually have TB joints, though.

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Ian I remember being taken to the City hospital to visit my dad shortly before he died & we only got as far as the gatehouse near Hucknall Road entrance where we were refused access anywhere at the hospital due to being under 13 years of age, my two sisters were allowed in but my brother & I spent the afternoon waiting in the lodge by the entrance gate.

Very little compassion in those days.

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In the ward my son was in, there were boys on their 2nd round of traction. Irritable hip can re-occur too. We had to watch out for our son limping again soon after him coming home. All this was just before we immigrated, so we really did cross our fingers that it didn't come back. 

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Hi Katyjay yes its the same with "Perthers" they cure one hip only for it to go into the other Hip my son was lucky he only had it one side, Maggie we were told by the doctors that if left it could cause a TB hip thanks for putting it straight, we were also told that there is no cure for "Perthers" so all they do is rest the ball of the hip traction/opp and it repairs its self, my son is now in his 49th year and thanks to our new doctor at the time who sent us to the hospital, the "Perthers" was caught in time, all though my son was still in hospital for 2/3 years.

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When our son started limping we took him to the doctor, who sent us to the hospital for a 2nd opinion. The doc there said, it is irritable hip and we are admitting him now. Kind of scary when you don't really know anything about it. 

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On ‎6‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 6:40 PM, MargieH said:

I nursed a couple of 6 year olds with this when I was working on the Children's Ward at Harlow Wood.  

Is our MargieH on these photos of Harlow Wood prizegiving 1965? (Posted on another site by Heather Johnson)

 

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Thanks for posting those 2 photos, Oz.  I'm not on there as I left in 1963 but I do have some photos of my time there if I can find them.  What site were the photos on?

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5 hours ago, MargieH said:

What site were the photos on?

Facebook, Mansfield Past and Present

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Thanks Oz.  I've now joined the Harlow Wood Fb group as well....   there are more photos on there.

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