Thursday, February 11, 2010

Our visit with the Orthopedic Surgeon

This morning Meredith and I headed into Waltham to see the Orthopedic Surgeon to talk about getting her a Supine Stander. It was a pretty quick appointment and in true Meredith fashion, she slept through the whole thing. He examined her body and hips and did a lot of bending and maneuvering limbs and said "well, if you are wondering if she has any orthopedic abnormalities - she has none!" More good news. He also checked her spine since low tone kids are at risk for scoliosis. Thanks to Meredith's hard work in tummy time boot camp, I am happy to report she has NO curvature of the spine - way to go Mer! He said to hold off on ankle braces for now but to get her a pair of sturdy shoes to wear in the stander - he actually recommended work boots. Anyone know where I can pick up some infant work boots?! Haha. He said she's doing a good job building back and trunk strength on her own and that a back brace would not benefit her since we want her muscles to continue to do the work to build her strength. He gave me a prescription for the stander and we made an appointment on March 5th to get her fitted for it. Insurance will cover 80% which is great. There is another little boy at daycare who also uses a stander so I got to see the one they have at KinderCare today. It is really cool, but GIANT. You can't even fit it in a car so his parents leave it there. I'm hoping we can get a bit more of a sleek model : ) I was told that his is quite old and that they are smaller now, hopefully that is the case!


  1. Can't wait to see what a supine stander looks like. I have visions of a giant space-age sort of contraption with a tiny little Meredith strapped to the bottom!

  2. It makes sense to do it this way for sure. the people interested in both topics are usually not the same people at same time, thank goodness.

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