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PFFD: The toddler years

After year 1 come the "toddler years." Some thoughts from other parents with kids with PFFD.

Your child is growing and learning words. A funny story here: Our daughter is a unilateral-PFFDer. The surgeon we met with was talking about we might think about, when she gets older, stop the growth of the unaffected leg. He used the phrase "arrest development of the longer leg " as part of a sentence. Our daughter got very concerned and pulled down her mom to whisper in her ear ... "Why does he want to put my leg in jail!?!"

So a word to doctors - think about the impact your phraseology has on the young people around you. :)