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Dislocated Hip from Cerebral Palsy: Christian's Story

When he was just 3½ months old, Christian Coghill, now 13, experienced a case of shaken baby syndrome.  He suffered a traumatic injury on the left side of his brain that affected the right side of his body and led to cerebral palsy. In 2014, Christian’s hip was partially dislocated—a common problem with cerebral palsy.

Originally, orthopaedic surgeon Ranjit Varghese, M.D. thought Christian would need two separate surgeries to complete the realignment. He also thought Christian might need to wear a body cast after the operation. In November 2014, however, Varghese was able to combine the surgeries into one and use only a brace on Christian. See Christian’s positive attitude throughout his rehabilitation process in the image slideshow below.

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