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

Nancy Kelley is now a member of Hip Chicks
Susan F. replied to Christine Nash's discussion From Labral repair to a schedule Hip Replacement at 46...yike?
"Hip pain sucks. I feel like I've lost 5 years of my life. I hope it is over now. Has anyone talked to you about cortisone injection in the tendon. You may also consider a pain management doc. I'm not talking about the pill pushing kind.…"
Dorfy replied to Christine Nash's discussion From Labral repair to a schedule Hip Replacement at 46...yike?
"Thanks for the info! I am having lateral pain and my thigh is still sore from the surgery. After about 4 months my hip locked up,i developed soreness, and my surgeon said it was hip flexor tendonitis. I wonder if I tore then. My symptoms are…"
Susan F. replied to Christine Nash's discussion From Labral repair to a schedule Hip Replacement at 46...yike?
"Joan, I developed something called athletic pubalgia or more frequently,  a sports hernia. However, the Doctor I went to for diagnosis and treatment is one of only a handful in the world who deal with it. I kept saying my pain was different…"


From Labral repair to a schedule Hip Replacement at 46...yike? 6 Replies

Hello, I'm new here.  I just wanted to tell my story and see if there was anyone else like me out there.  About a year and a half ago, my hip starting aching and it got worse where sleeping was…Continue

Started by Christine Nash. Last reply by Susan F. on Thursday.

Disappointed in the lack of involvement from those with past experience

I recently returned to this site because I was coming up on my THR. I posted a question and recieved no responses. I see many others getting no reply or one or two. I find this disappointing. I…Continue

Started by Susan F. on Wednesday.

Sciatic nerve pain following THR

I am a week out from THR. I would say the surgery was a success.However, I over did it a couple days ago and flaired up my sciatic nerve. Prior to this surgery I attributed the pain in the butt that…Continue

Tags: op, thr, post, sciatica, nerve

Started by Susan F. on Wednesday.

Intro- pain management

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 on Tuesday.

2 Weeks post-op THR!!! Doing well so far :) 13 Replies

I had my RTHR on Jan 3,2014 and I have to say, the first 10 days are tough but now I am enjoying sitting with no pain, and although my muscles are still healing and adjusting, I no longer have pain…Continue

Started by Lara. Last reply by Sarah Vella Mar 31.

Scheduled for THR on April 7th

I am scheduled for a total hip replacement. My cartilage is good however I have a large bone spur which the doctor says could be removed but would likely grow back. This will be my third surgery and…Continue

Started by Susan F. Mar 14.

Too old for arthroscopic surgery to repair labral tear? 2 Replies

I have labral tears in both hips and impingement. I go through periods of pain and then it gets better. Recently I had a flare up and went back to a sports med doctor. He said that the surgery works…Continue

Started by Jillian Andrews. Last reply by Susan F. Mar 14.

HI / I'm new / PAO coming up! 2 Replies

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 Mar 9.

Hello Hip Chicks: Consulting with Dr. Buly regarding CAM impingement, 2.3 cm ganglion paralabral cyst. 1 Reply

Hello Fellow Hip Chicks,I am a new member and I am grateful to all of you who have had discussions here and left blogs for the new members.I understand from my own research that a 2.3 cm cyst is not…Continue

Started by Maria479. Last reply by Dorfy Mar 5.

Usual & Customary fees for a PAO 1 Reply

Hi Everyone!I am currently in negotiation with my surgeon for payment of my PAO.  Long story, but my insurance company did not reimburse much b/c my doc was out of network (nobody even does them in…Continue

Started by Lisa Stewart. Last reply by Hipster chick Mar 3.





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