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

JoanMarie updated their profile
Apr 28
Tara posted discussions
Apr 24
Tara replied to Nicolette Ward's discussion New: Steroid Injection v. Surgery
"I agree with Barbara, I would rule out as many other issues as possible before opting for surgery, injections may or may not work but to me it's at least worth a try before going under the knife!"
Apr 24
Tara replied to lauren ziegler's discussion Intro- pain management
"I have always been a Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory kinda gal, despite what my surgeon suggests. I know they actually help my pain because I can feel the difference within hours of taking my 15mg tablet. I also know they can cause stomach issues…"
Apr 24


Mick is an inspiration!!

The forum is a little dull so I thought I would share this inspiring video of little Mick the puppy born with "swimmer puppy syndrome"Bless his little paws!…Continue

Started by Tara Apr 24.

New: Steroid Injection v. Surgery 2 Replies

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 Tara Apr 24.

Intro- pain management 3 Replies

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. Last reply by Tara Apr 24.

Hello....anyone there? 13 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 Tara Apr 24.

Almost 4 years later and I'm back!

Hi ladies!Seems like a lifetime ago I was last here reading posts and trying to work out how I could possibly ever recover from my LPOA well I did it! And the first two years were amazing! No hip…Continue

Started by Tara Apr 24.

giving birth after labral tear repair / pregnancy effects 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I had right hip labral tear repair with slight pincer debridement and chondroplasty two years ago along with mild hip dysplasia. I don't think I ever fully recovered since I continue…Continue

Tags: tear, labral, dysplasia, pincer, surgery

Started by Joanna. Last reply by Julie Apr 21.

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. Apr 15.

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. Apr 15.

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. Apr 15.

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.





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