The pediatric orthopedic team at Vandy ROCKS!!!!
Well, the doc ruled out all major things that could potentially cause major problems for Kenzie later in life. So, it was really good news.
However, she was diagnosed with a very mild tibial torsion which is where the bone in her lower left leg is rotated inward a little bit which causes her left foot to point inward. This is most commonly caused by the baby’s preferred positions in the womb. I guess she was sitting Indian style in there or something. ;-) She was very positive about this not affecting her later in life and that it would correct itself.
In addition to that, it was determined that my lil’ K Grace is AMAZINGLY flexible which allows a really wide range of movement or “swinging” of the hips,etc. I thought that was just the SASSY in her. Her muscles are not developed enough at her age to restrict that motion and she hasn’t learned her body enough yet (gross motor skills) to control the “swinging” which coupled with the above causes the tripping, etc.
The good news is that both will get better as she gets older and will most likely disappear by 6 years of age, but could take longer.
The doc kept saying “Oh my word” and “Wow”…she was very impressed by Kenzie's level of flexibility. She added that if Kenzie wants, she can be a GREAT athlete of some sort because her level of flexibility is way above average, like top of the charts and it will allow her to do all the things great athletes do.
To boil it down, she’s fine, just "clumsy"...but it’s not her fault.
Thank you Lord for two healthy children!!!!!