Jenson Button shares picture of baby son after surgery for hip dysplasia
Jenson Button has posted a picture of eight-month-old son Hendrix online after he had to undergo surgery for hip dysplasia.
The 40-year-old former Formula 1 driver's post showed Hendrix wearing casts on both his legs after his operation, with Button saying that his son was 'doing well.'
Hip dysplasia is when the hip socket does not fully fit the ball on the upper thighbone, meaning it is susceptible to being dislocated or dislodged.
Button added to his post in the comments section, informing his followers that son's hip joint was 'completely' dislocated before he underwent surgery.
He said: "Post-surgery our little dude is doing well, bloody confused but healthy #hipdysplasia #spica #spicacast #hipdysplasiaawareness credit @brittnyward aka Momma."
Button introduced the post by saying "Introducing Spica boy, the newest superhero!', which is a nod to the fact that Hendrix was wearing a Spica cast.
This type of cast is an orthopaedic plaster which is used to keep the hips and thighs in place as the body heals.
The driver's fiancée, Brittny Ward, also took to social media, where she posted pictures of Hendrix after his operation, calling her little boy a 'hero'.
She wrote in a caption: "You are my hero. The next 3 months will be challenging, but this will all be a distant memory and I bet we won’t be able to keep up with you."
The couple became engaged in June 2018 after dating for two years.
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