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

Julie Nielsen replied to Julie Nielsen's discussion Minimally invasive surgery for hip dysplasia (PAO with a twist)
"Finally got my appointment date!! 14th of October, cant wait! Hope your healing is going well Ann :)"
Julie Nielsen replied to Julie Nielsen's discussion Minimally invasive surgery for hip dysplasia (PAO with a twist)
"Good to hear! Have you been through a lot of surgeries?I was considered for some sort of osteotomy as a kid, but they never went through with it as the docs were hoping my hips would develop in the right direction. Guess that didnt really work out…"
Bellevue Lady updated their profile
Bellevue Lady replied to Julie Nielsen's discussion Minimally invasive surgery for hip dysplasia (PAO with a twist)
"The surgery went well. I really hope I don't have to have anymore surgeries for multiple reasons! Hope you are on your way to getting relief."


Minimally invasive surgery for hip dysplasia (PAO with a twist) 5 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 Julie Nielsen yesterday.

SmartCrutches? 3 Replies

Hi HipChicks,Has anyone out there used the SmartCrutches, or something similar to alleviate/reduce the amount of weight on your hands?Looking for any suggestions or personal stories.Thanks!Continue

Started by Dana H.. Last reply by Dana H. on Tuesday.

Hello....anyone there? 7 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 Michele Aug 17.

TRICARE Denials, FAI and arthroscopy 331 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 Victoria Aug 3.

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.

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.

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.





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