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

Lisa Stewart posted a discussion

Usual & Customary fees for a PAO

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 my home state).  So basically the claim was denied and I'm stuck with the entire balance which is over 20K.His office lady was understanding and I told her we could make payments but I don't want to pay the 'inflated' or 'padded' fee that was billed to the insurance company.  She basically asked us…See More
Wednesday
Hipster chick replied to Hipster chick's discussion Is 44 too young for a hip replacement?
"Steroids must def cause more damage because the surgeon who refused to do my hip replacement said to continue the injections and oral steroids and that would probably also help speed along the process of getting the replacement (damaging the…"
Tuesday
Dorfy replied to Hipster chick's discussion Is 44 too young for a hip replacement?
"I am in the same boat as you. I am46 and 2 years ago I found out that I have dysplasia. Although my surgeon never came out and said it, I too am too young for a THR and too old for a PAO. I have had 2 hip arthroscopies ( one on each side). My right…"
Feb 22
Kate Burton is now a member of Hip Chicks
Feb 22

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Usual & Customary fees for a PAO

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 on Wednesday.

Is 44 too young for a hip replacement? 3 Replies

I just found out I have dysplasia. I'm too old for a PAO and too young for a THR. The consultant said unless I have bone on bone arthritis studies show there is a 50/50 chance of pain improvement.Two…Continue

Started by Hipster chick. Last reply by Hipster chick on Tuesday.

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

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 Feb 20.

Regenexx Stem Cell Therapy

Has anyone tried the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure?  After two surgeries in my left and one in my right I'm still in pain and I think I tore my labrum again.  I'm almost 47 do I really want another…Continue

Tags: cell, stem

Started by Elisabeth R Jan 9.

Heterotopic ossification

Hi! Has anyone developed heterotopic ossification post hip arthroscopy? If so, what treatment did you have? I know it's not too common but I seem to be falling in the 1-6% catagory.

Started by Dorfy Jan 8.

From Labral repair to a schedule Hip Replacement at 46...yike? 1 Reply

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 Dorfy Jan 8.

Too old for arthroscopic surgery to repair labral tear? 1 Reply

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 Siskind. Last reply by Hipster chick Jan 4.

Can someone explain sclerosis?

I spoke with Dr. Sinks office who reviewed my hip X-ray and said I have sclerosis and offered me an appt. I am 2 years post-op right hip scope for labral tear, camand pincer and psoas release…Continue

Started by Hipster chick Dec 30, 2014.

giving birth after labral tear repair / pregnancy effects

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 Dec 14, 2014.

Hip scope/open success story 18 Replies

I just wanted to make a new post because today is one year post op of my scope and open combo that I had for a CAM lesion and they cleaned up my labrum. It ended up not being torn but frayed. I never…Continue

Started by Claire Brady. Last reply by Claire Brady Nov 19, 2014.

 
 
 

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