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

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Barbara Madden replied to Angie Hipster's discussion New
"Very interested in your story…I'm almost three months post-op for a labral tear - 2nd scope because the first surgeon couldn't find a tear and I have mild dysplasia…because of my age 47, my surgeon wanted to try another scope…"
Jul 22
danielle joined Camille Kovsky's group

FAI chicks

diagnosed with FAI? Join us here for discussion.
Jul 17
danielle posted a discussion

Labral Tear years after PAO?

Hi. I had my LPAO in May of 2011. RPAO Dec. 2011. I've been so lucky to be pain free (hip wise) until 2 weeks ago. I bent down and heard a loud pop felt by immediate pain. Intense pain exactly where my scar is. It is very deep in the hip, also back pain traveling down to my knee. I waited until the pain was unbearable and finally went to the ER. Had a MRI which was unremarkable. I went to my local hospital (nice people, but not familiar with PAOs or EDS) so I am not 100% sure that the MRI is…See More
Jul 10


New 3 Replies

Hey guys,I'm new here. Had a hip scope 4 months ago after having mainly posterior buttocks and SI pain with intermittent groin pain. Happy to say the butt, back, and SI pain are 95 percent gone.…Continue

Started by Angie Hipster. Last reply by Barbara Madden Jul 22.

Labral Tear years after PAO?

Hi. I had my LPAO in May of 2011. RPAO Dec. 2011. I've been so lucky to be pain free (hip wise) until 2 weeks ago. I bent down and heard a loud pop felt by immediate pain. Intense pain exactly where…Continue

Started by danielle Jul 10.

14 Year Old Daughter DXed with FAI

My 14 year old has been complaining of hip pain this past year, which suddenly has increased. After my own nightmare (labral tear from trauma, incidental finding of minor FAI, sports hernia, all…Continue

Tags: arthrogram, teenagers, FAI

Started by Alex D Jul 7.

Hello....anyone there? 1 Reply

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 Alex D Jul 7.

Risk of Revision Scope? 1 Reply

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 Donna Mercer Jul 3.

Frustrated! 1 Reply

Hi :)First of all, SO happy that I found this site! Im a dysplastic 28 year old Norwegian, and I'm slowly discovering that Norway isn't the most up to date country when it comes to hip dysplasia :(…Continue

Started by Julie Nielsen. Last reply by Donna Mercer Jul 3.

TRICARE Denials, FAI and arthroscopy 329 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 Sarah Wright Jun 28.

Is this article true? 14 Replies


Started by Tom. Last reply by Donna Mercer Jun 23.

Newbie - LPAO happenin' on June 2nd

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 May 2.

New Here - in need of advice on whether to do PAO surgery 13 Replies

I'm so glad to find this site and hope that some of you might have had similar experiences and could help me make a really big decision. Here's my story:I am a 27-yr-old female from Indiana. I have…Continue

Tags: knee, pain, running, dysplasia, hip

Started by Elizabeth Bolka. Last reply by Jasmine May 1.





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