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

Megan Berson is now a member of Hip Chicks
Elana Cashion posted discussions
Sarah Wright replied to Stephanie Michael's discussion TRICARE Denials, FAI and arthroscopy
"Another resource - Example of letter stating the problem to congressperson: TRICARE is denying a surgical solution to femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome, a hip condition that has affected me for the past two years. The socket on my left hip…"
Sarah Wright replied to Stephanie Michael's discussion TRICARE Denials, FAI and arthroscopy
"Here is a list of links that people might find helpful, including the list down below of various health insurance companies with links to their policies covering FAI.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons background on…"


Hip Replacements with Tricare Overseas

If it is decided that I need a hip replacement while our family is stationed overseas, will Tricare allow this?  We are in England and I'm not sure what is in the cards but I am not doing great a…Continue

Started by Elana Cashion on Monday.

Tricare Overseas

Anyone have a  hip scope or seek PT with tricare overseas in England?  I live in the Cambridge area and I heard that there is a hip surgeon at Lakenheath.  I saw the provider list and it says…Continue

Started by Elana Cashion on Monday.

TRICARE Denials, FAI and arthroscopy 326 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 on Sunday.

New Here - in need of advice on whether to do PAO surgery 5 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 Aoibhe O'Shea Apr 8.

Hip Chicks newbie dealing with hip pain 4 Replies

Hello everyone,I was so excited to find this website and have been browsing the forums for information. My hip story is similar to many of you. I was born with dysplasia of the left hip and had…Continue

Started by Falling Leaves. Last reply by Falling Leaves Apr 8.

Does anyone here have experience with a groin injury/"sports hernia"? 8 Replies

I'm just curious. Local doctors have said that this much muscle pain in the lower abdomen and groin, along with really tight hip flexor muscles on the side with the labral tear aren't possibly due to…Continue

Started by Alex D. Last reply by Alex D Apr 5.

Post PAO - Having pain/scaitica issues

Hi,I have done my LPAO in May 2013 and my RPAO in Dec. 2013 (talking about a rough year :).My left was good after the PAO and once I started coming off the crutches and walking normally after my…Continue

Tags: BackPain, PAO

Started by Jasmine Mar 31.

Repeat Hip Scope 5 Replies

Has anyone had experience with doing a repeat hip scope?  My original surgeon couldn't not locate a labral tear so i've been working with two new surgeons and they think mild displaysia is the cause…Continue

Started by Barbara Madden. Last reply by Barbara Madden Mar 31.

General Query--How long healing process labral tear arthroscopic surgery? 2 Replies

Please pardon another panicky post, not sure if I'm more scared about flying or the surgery, to be honest. I just was wondering if I could get a general consensus about the time it takes to be back…Continue

Started by Alex D. Last reply by Alex D Mar 25.

New Here; Labral Tear and TONS of Muscle Spasms. Hello everyone! 30 Replies

Hey, I am new and glad to have found this site. Very glad! I was finally diagnosed (MRI) last month with a labral tear in the right hip, and the injury seemed to have happened (or gotten to the…Continue

Started by Alex D. Last reply by Alex D Mar 23.





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