Hip Chicks

Hip Dysplasia and Impingement Support Group

You have found a place where you will no longer feel alone. A place for information, support, friendship, help and venting.

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Hip Chick Lingo

PAO = periacetabular osteotomy
SDD = surgical dislocation and debridement
LPAO = left periacetbular osteotomy
RPAO = right periacetabular osteotomy
THR = Total Hip Replacement
BHR = Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
FAI = Femoral Acetabular Impingement
OS = orthopedic surgeon
PT = physical therapy
ROM = Range of Motion
PWB = Partial Weight Bearing
FWB = Full Weight Bearing

"Normal" Vs Dysplastic X-Ray

Normal Hip

Dysplastic Hip


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Latest Activity

Marianne Goyer is now a member of Hip Chicks
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Nikki is now a member of Hip Chicks
Maryann is now a member of Hip Chicks
Aug 27


I Need somebody to take over HipChicksUnite 2 Replies

Hi everybody!!My name is Krystal. I am the creator of Hip Chicks Unite. I'm sure some of you know my story, but most of you probably don't. Back in 2009 I was scheduled for a PAO. Three months before…Continue

Started by Krystal Clausen. Last reply by Krystal Clausen Aug 17.

TENS for hip pain

Long story short: I have Crohn's disease so I can't take NAIDS and I'm overweight because of all the steroids. So I'm trying to lose weight but I can barely walk. I'm on pain killers but my pain has…Continue

Started by Marie Barabas, PhD Aug 16.

I got 99 problems...

...and my hips are one! I have Crohn's disease, had medication-induced lupus, and now hip dysplasia too! Plus, I'm overweight from all the prednisone treatments :( I have ~50lbs to lose before a…Continue

Started by Marie Barabas, PhD Aug 12.

Intro- pain management 6 Replies

My name is Lauren and I am from St. Louis. After a lot of different misdiagnosis and various doctors, I have finally been diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia. I have been recommended to get PAO…Continue

Started by lauren ziegler. Last reply by Kathryn Loos Jul 27.

My first post 14 Replies

Hello!I'm new here due to recent diagnosis, but it seems not many people are using this site anymore?Anyway, I hope some of you are still out there as this has a pretty lonely journey so far! It's…Continue

Started by Laura Charlie. Last reply by Kathryn Loos Jul 22.

Hello....anyone there? 14 Replies

3 years ago, I joined this site, and received much valuable help and replies.I have rejoined recently, and find very few postings.What happened to all those hip chicks around the world who helped me…Continue

Started by Donna Mercer. Last reply by Kathryn Loos Jul 5.

Mick is an inspiration!!

The forum is a little dull so I thought I would share this inspiring video of little Mick the puppy born with "swimmer puppy syndrome"Bless his little paws!…Continue

Started by Tara Apr 24.

New: Steroid Injection v. Surgery 2 Replies

Hi All,I'm new on here, and hoping some of you can shed light on what I'm going through.  I had an MRI with contrast and was diagnosed with a labral tear to my right hip.  It had been hurting off and…Continue

Tags: surgery, steroid, labrum

Started by Nicolette Ward. Last reply by Tara Apr 24.

Almost 4 years later and I'm back!

Hi ladies!Seems like a lifetime ago I was last here reading posts and trying to work out how I could possibly ever recover from my LPOA well I did it! And the first two years were amazing! No hip…Continue

Started by Tara Apr 24.

giving birth after labral tear repair / pregnancy effects 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I had right hip labral tear repair with slight pincer debridement and chondroplasty two years ago along with mild hip dysplasia. I don't think I ever fully recovered since I continue…Continue

Tags: tear, labral, dysplasia, pincer, surgery

Started by Joanna. Last reply by Julie Apr 21.





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