Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s daughter Zahara, 2 1/2, may be facing surgery to treat her hip dysplasia, which is when there is an improper connection between the hip and thighbone. If untreated, the condition could affect the way Zahara walks and runs as she gets older.
A source tells the Star magazine, the couple “will do whatever it takes” to ensure their child is “happy and healthy”.
The source adds, “Brad and Angelina have talked with their pediatrician, who told them Zahara may need to have surgery.”
Little Zahara has been through a lot already. When she was adopted from Ethiopia in 2005 , she was suffering from malnutrition, dehydration and a fractured arm. She also had salmonella poisoning.
Added 9/13/07 4:08-I should have mentioned this the first go around, but that’s why I posted the two pictures. Yes, she is always carried around, but she sure didn’t have any problems playing chase in the park. She could still have hip dysplasia, and without surgery, it would worsen with age.
Brad Pitt’s rep, Cindy Guagenti, has told www.TheCelebrityTruth.com that the rumors regarding Zahara needing hip surgery are “not true”.
WENN via The Post Chronicle