Hip Chicks

Hip Dysplasia and Impingement Support Group

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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

Claire Brady replied to Claire Brady's discussion Hip scope/open success story
"Hi Lesley, I have also been away from the site! Haven't thought about it in a while! It's a good thing I guess. I am glad you are also doing well and thank you for the comment and well wishes!"
Nov 19
Lesley replied to Claire Brady's discussion Hip scope/open success story
"Hi Claire, I've been away from the site for quite some time, but just got alerted to your post, so thought I'd come back in and congratulate you on your two-year anniversary. It is my two-year anniversary as well, as our scopes were a week…"
Nov 19
Claire Brady replied to Claire Brady's discussion Hip scope/open success story
"Today is my two year anniversary from my hip scope/open on my right side. Not much has changed since my one year post because I still never think about my hip or have to worry about it at all. I don't have the pain or clicking I had before…"
Nov 19
Claire Brady replied to Kirstin Huber's discussion HI / I'm new / PAO coming up!
"Hi Kirstin, Did you have your PAO? I am having one in June 2015 and was wondering about your recovery so far. Do you have a post op diary somewhere? Claire"
Nov 18


Hip scope/open success story 18 Replies

I just wanted to make a new post because today is one year post op of my scope and open combo that I had for a CAM lesion and they cleaned up my labrum. It ended up not being torn but frayed. I never…Continue

Started by Claire Brady. Last reply by Claire Brady Nov 19.

HI / I'm new / PAO coming up! 1 Reply

Hi everyone,I'm so glad to have found this site where I can read everyone's stories and tips. It's nice to feel like part of a community, even though it's a bit unfortunate to have hip dysplasia!…Continue

Started by Kirstin Huber. Last reply by Claire Brady Nov 18.

New: Steroid Injection v. Surgery 1 Reply

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 Barbara Madden Nov 18.

Failed Left Labral Repair and Bone Resurfacing with PNE 2 Replies

Hi Friends,Last Feb 2013 had Labral repair left side and bone surfacing with him impingement.  I also have Pudendal nerve issues. But, we wanted to tackle the hip first. After surgery my hip is…Continue

Started by Jennifer L Novelli. Last reply by Barbara Madden Nov 18.

Manage stairs after arthroscopic hip surgery? 2 Replies

Hi, all. I'm new to this forum. I'm scheduled for arthroscopic hip surgery in about two weeks here in Chicago. I'm concerned about the fact that I live in a building with a huge flight of stairs, no…Continue

Started by Gigi. Last reply by Gigi Oct 25.

Hello....anyone there? 12 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 Gigi Oct 23.

Surgical hip dislocation after failed arthroscopy 17 Replies

Has anyone had this surgeryIf so please message me.Continue

Started by alyson. Last reply by DG Oct 11.

Risk of Revision Scope? 4 Replies

Hi,Has anyone had 1) residual cam impingement post arthroscopy and 2) been told that a revision arthroscopy to remove the remaining cam impingment is not ideal because a revision could accelerate…Continue

Tags: Revision

Started by Hipper. Last reply by DG Oct 11.

Any advice is appreciated!! Ongoing hip problems after two scopes.

So in July 2011, I tore the labrum in my right hip while in PT after my fifth left knee surgery. It took almost six months to get diagnosed because my Ortho thought it was just overcompensation. In…Continue

Started by Kate Oct 8.

Bursitis and arthritis in right hip

For the past year, I have been having problems with my right hip.  I was the worst couch potato and am mostly retired as a teacher, but I work 1 or 2 days a week as a substitute teacher.  Last year I…Continue

Started by Gail Dawson Sep 28.





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