Shiloh, the daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, hip surgery: is it serious?

Shiloh, the daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, hip surgery: is it serious?

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Shiloh, the daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, hip surgery: is it serious?

This March 8, in an essay written for Time magazine, Angelina Jolie said that two of her daughters had been hospitalized and that one of them had hip surgery. According to the New York Post, it is Shiloh, the actress’ oldest biological daughter and Brad Pitt. Photos taken in Los Angeles on March 9 confirm that this is the case. Should we worry about the 13-year-old girl? Response elements.

It is a confession that surprised, but that she wanted useful. In the same way that she communicated on her breast removal, then his hysterectomy, in cancer prevention, Angelina Jolie revealed in an essay written for the magazine Time and published on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8, that two of his daughters had been operated on. The actress mentions her eldest daughter, Zahara therefore, and one of her younger sisters, without naming her. Purpose of these writings: demonstrate the importance of female solidarity. The interpreter of Lara Croft claims to have spent two months in hospitals, but that these two girls were able to take care of each other.

The people section of New york post was quick to reveal that the teenager “operated on the hip”, to use Angelinas words, was none other than Shiloh and Brad Pitt had canceled his participation in the Baftas in early February to stay at his bedside. New photos of Angelina and her children going to the cinema in Los Angeles on March 9 attest to the fact that Shiloh had undergone surgery. The older biological daughter of Jolie-Pitt actually moved with crutches. But what exactly was she suffering from?

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Careful Angelina Jolie takes care of her recently operated daughter Shiloh at a movie theater in Los Angeles on March 9, 2020. Backgrid USA / Bestimage

Necrosis without sequelae … if treated before the end of puberty

If Angelina Jolie refrained from revealing why her 13-year-old daughter had to be hospitalized, adolescent hip surgery is often warranted by the same diagnosis: primary osteochondritis of the hip, also called Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. Manifested by stiffening of the leg and lameness, it isischemical necrosis of the femoral head, ensuring articulation with the pelvis. Caused by a lack of vascularity, this necrosis is the result of a succession of micro-trauma, most often sports. If no one has confirmed yet that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt had primary hip osteochondritis, the daredevil girl assiduously plays football and likes to move around on a skateboard. At the end of 2017, the teenager, who will soon celebrate his 14th birthday, had already been victim of a snowboard accident forcing her to wear her arm in a sling.

Treated with surgery, the necrosis that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt may have suffered from is not usually not followed by sequelae. After a few months, thehe blood comes back to irrigate the femoral head and it gradually rebuilds. This phase of remodeling lasting between 18 and 24 months must however be considered before the adolescent has completed puberty. In other words, early management is necessary. No more dribbling and sliding sports for Shiloh, for a few months at least.


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