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

Profile Iconholly Johnson, Nancy Ball, carla vooris and 2 more joined Hip Chicks
Gail Dawson posted a discussion

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 began to notice that my right hip and back would hurt so much by the end of a school day that I could hardly walk, or it was extremely painful to walk.  However, the pain would go away immediately if I went straight to bed, which was my custom to lie in bed and watch TV or read.  The problem got so…See More
Sandra Smith joined Jess's group

Hypermobility and THR or PAO

This is a group for those suffering with a hypermobility syndrome or connective tissue disorder and facing hip surgery.
Sandra Smith joined Camille Kovsky's group

FAI chicks

diagnosed with FAI? Join us here for discussion.


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 yesterday.

HI / I'm new / PAO coming up!

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 Sep 18.

Newbie - LPAO happenin' on June 2nd 4 Replies

Hi everyone! I am new to the site and very happy to have found you all.I've had hip pain off and on for many years, but about a year and 1/2 ago my left hip started getting really bad. I thought it…Continue

Started by Su DeCoste. Last reply by Su DeCoste Sep 18.

Skip the 6 week post op visit with surgeon? 2 Replies

So, I know that my doc is a man of few words. I can put up with that; yes I can. My late father was the same way too. What I'm struggling with Is: knowing that I would have to take time off work and…Continue

Started by BL. Last reply by AprilCz Sep 18.

Anyone from UK? Due to have PAO in London next month

I'm having a Left PAO at UCLH at the beginning of next month, just wondering if anyone else has experience of staying at UCLH as I'm nervous about being so far away from home

Started by AprilCz Sep 18.

Minimally invasive surgery for hip dysplasia (PAO with a twist) 8 Replies

Hi,I'm a 28 year old girl from Norway with bilateral dysplasia, and finally (yay!) on the right track towards seeing a specialist regarding PAO.  I've been stalking the forum for quite some time,…Continue

Tags: surgery, PAO, dysplasia

Started by Julie Nielsen. Last reply by BL Sep 18.

TRICARE Denials, FAI and arthroscopy 332 Replies

For all of you non-active duty TRICARE beneficiaries--please, please, please--go through the denial appeals process.  I am at the 3rd level (Lose track after awhile)--but the next level is the…Continue


Started by Stephanie Michael. Last reply by Darlene Neilson Sep 14.

Risk of Revision Scope? 2 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 Hipper Sep 6.

Fai Hip Scope w/ Psoas release and neck and femoral head resection 2 Replies

In Nov. 2011 I had fai hip scope, labral repair (debridement) femoral neck and head resection and psoas release because of internal snapping hip syndrome. My snapping hip only became painful after a…Continue

Started by Gina Nini. Last reply by Gina Nini Sep 5.

Hip Flexor Pain After Arthroscopic Surgery for FAI?

Hello- I had Arthroscopic surgery last November in my RH for FAI.  Was healing nicely, and made the mistake of going skiing 13 weeks in :(  Since then I've had clicking and pain in my right hip…Continue

Tags: flexor, hip

Started by Shelley Merrick Aug 31.





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