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Should you wait to have a PAO until your arthritis gets worse?


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Can I Play Sports After My PAO?


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Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO) – What Determines Success or Failure?


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Effect of PAO on total hip replacements later in life.


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Morgan’s Story

When I was 24-years-old I began having constant right hip pain, worsening each day to the point I experienced hip subluxation and pain with most…


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Amanda’s story

Hi, my name is Amanda and I am 23-years-old. This is the story of my 4 1/2 year journey with hip dysplasia and how it…


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A work in-progress

I am new to my hip dysplasia diagnosis and in limbo trying to figure out where to go from here. I don’t have a success…


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Latest: DDH Infants, Adolescents, Adults


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Community Fundraising


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How Long Does a Total Hip Last?


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IHDI and M4H Volunteers


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Katherine

Hello- I am writing this story with the hope of receiving some insight and advice from those who have been in a similar position. I…


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Hannah

Hey everyone! My name is Hannah and I am 17 years old. I am currently a patient at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. My journey with…


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Pregnancy After Hip Dysplasia Treatment


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Hip Arthroscopy as Treatment for Hip Dysplasia


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Hip Arthroscopy for Labral Repair in patients with Hip Dysplasia


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Adolescent Treatments for Hip Dysplasia


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Jen Lesea-Ames

Jen Lesea-Ames, Founder, The PAO Project and Editor, “Onward! Navigating Hip Dysplasia, PAO Surgery, and Beyond” A Bay Area, CA native, I moved to Boulder,…


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Rose

Rose Schmidgall is a remarkable young woman; she is a small business owner, a talented writer, photographer and a passionate advocate for hip dysplasia awareness….


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FAQ Adult Hip Dysplasia


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Additional Resources


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Hip Dysplasia and Everyday Life


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Total Hip Replacement


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Hip Preservation Surgery


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Treatment Overview


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Diagnosis


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Taylor

In July of 2012 I started my hip dysplasia journey. Like most hip dysplasia journeys, it has not been easy by any means. Over the…


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FAQ Adolescent Hip Dysplasia


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Other Resources


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Hip Dysplasia and Everyday Life


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Hip Preservation Surgery


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Treatment Overview


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Tina

Hi, my name is Tina, I am an academic working in the field of psychology at Cardiff University. Currently my research is focused around exploring…


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Mary

At 20 years old, I suddenly began experiencing hip pain and had no idea why. Then I found out I was in a Pavlik harness…


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Nancy’s Story

It wasn’t until the last two years at the age of 37 that I was diagnosed with retroversion hip dysplasia. In late 2010, I felt…


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Christy’s Story

I remember the day the doctor told me I wouldn’t be allowed to run again. I stared blankly back at him. Being an athlete had…


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Lisa

My name is lisa, I am a 30 year old veterinary nurse and I have two beautiful children, Jacob 18 months and Evie 5 years…


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Daniel

I am a 35 year old male who was diagnosed with hip dysplasia around 5 years ago. The diagnosis was only made after I injured…


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Donna

Hi,I was born with hip dysplasia in my right hip, which wasn’t picked up until i started walking at 14 months old. I had surgery…


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Heather

Hi, I’m Heather and I started having hip pain just after my 16th birthday. It started after I jumped down a water slide, in February…


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Cassie

I am 26 year old veterinarian and an was diagnosed with hip dysplasia 3 years ago (later half of 2012). The unfortunate part was, that…


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Morganne

Hello,I would like to introduce myself and tell you my story being a fighter of hip dysplasia. My name is Morganne Glover Comstock and I…


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Demelza

Hello, I am 32 and I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia when I was 27 years old. I wanted to share a little about myself…


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Sarah

I am a 22 year old female runner who was diagnosed with hip dysplasia April of 2015. I had my RPAO paired with a arthroscopic…


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Fay

Hey everyone, I’m a 23 years old girl from middle-east. I was an active child and faced no serious injury or pain in my childhood….


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Karen

Hi, I’m a 39 year old female who has just been diagnosed with Dysplasia after a long history of over 30 years of problems. I…


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Frankie

Hello All I am 23 years old and I was diagnosed with Clicky Hip (Hip displasia) when I was 3 weeks old I was put…


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Paige

Hello, my name is Paige and I am 19 years old. I was finally diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia September of 2015. I have gone my…


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Lauren

My story with Hip Dysplasia began in July of 2014. My hip suddenly hurt, and it hurt really bad. The pain was constant … it…


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Cara

I first began experiencing hip pain when I was 17 years old and a junior in high school. I was trying out for my varsity…


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Missy Smiley

So my story really started as a child. My hip would pop out of place and I couldn’t walk so my mom would reset it…


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Stephanie

My name is Stephanie and I was diagnosed with Hip dyspepsia at age 25. I did not consider myself an active person when I was…


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Shayauna

I am a 20 year old college student. It has been over six months since I first injured myself. I was hiking a volcano during…


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Natalie

Hello, My name is Natalie and I am 27 years old. Approximately two years ago I was diagnosed with Bilateral Hip Displaysia and Femoroacetabular Impingement….


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Annick

10 years ago I had never heard of Hip Dysplasia in humans…only in dogs. 10 years ago, I was a runner…a marathon runner. And then…


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Josie

Hey, I’m Josie and I have bilateral hip dysplasia. All of my childhood I grew up with ‘growing pains’ … Sound familiar? No one in…


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Joyleen

Hi everyone! My name is Joyleen and here is my seven-year hip dysplasia journey: August 2011: 1st left labral repair with Surgeon #1March 2012: 2nd…


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Meghan’s Story

Meghan was diagnosed with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip within moments of birth. She had the problem in both hips – the left less severe…


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Leah

I am 38 years old and had been having hip pain in my right hip for the last 6 years. I approached my doctor at…


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Kimberly

It’s been quite the journey mentally, physically and emotionally the past 10 years. I am a 31 year old female and was a competitive gymnast…


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Patricia

Born in 1961, my Bilateral Hip Dysplasia was not diagnosed until age 18 months. I was child #5 for my mother who had to insist…


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Kelli

Hi there fellow Hippies! It has been a blessing to find this site and community dedicated to the education, support and fellowship for those of…


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Yvette

“Girl I am so proud in everything you’re doing! From your hip dysplasia, to graduating college, and your career!” my best friend tells me as…


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Malia

Malia was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and placed in a Pavlic harness one day after she was born. Luckily we had a good pediatric resident…


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Shelby’s Story

My name is Shelby and I was first diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia when I was 19 years old. My story started when I was 14…


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Kara’s Story

My name is Kara. I am 19 years old and was diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia when I was 17. I have always been a very…


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Andrea

I am a 20 year old female and was diagnosed with hip dysplasia almost two years ago. I have been active my whole life and…


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Amber’s Story

Hello my name is Amber and I was first diagnosed with hip dysplasia at the age of 19, but the pain started long before I…


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Tyler

It was a dismal Saturday afternoon on October 23, 2013, and I was falling down the stairs. All I could feel was the ripping apart…


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Hayley

My daughter was 15 yrs 3 months old in Oct 2013 when we found out she has HD in both (right worse than left) AND…


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Ali Zak

Hi everyone! My name is Ali, I am 21 years old and senior year nursing student OU. I am so glad to have stumbled upon…


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Megan

Hello everyone, my name is Megan and this is my hip dysplasia journey so far! Having everything taken away from you at a young age…


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Maddie

My journey with Hip Dysplasia started in August 2017. It was softball season and everytime I ran my right hip would be throbbing with pain….


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Natalie

Life before my hip dysplasia diagnosis After putting my first pair of dance shoes on at the age of 3, performing became a significant part…


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Katelyn

Hello everyone, my name is Katelyn. I am 17 years old and am currently a patient at  Children’s Hospital. As you may have guessed from…


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Megan

I was always an active kid. I loved softball and always dreamed of pursuing it in high school and eventually college. But when I was…


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Miles

About two years ago, my 17 year old son started experiencing moderate to severe discomfort in his right hip. He was a lacrosse player and…


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Case Studies


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Research & Clinical Trials


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So. You’ve just been diagnosed with hip dysplasia. Now what? Part 2


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Book Review V2


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Hip Arthroscopy as Treatment for Hip Dysplasia: An Update


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How Has Hip Dysplasia Impacted Your Life?


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Where are they now? Shelby


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Hip preservation surgery vs. Total hip replacement


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Adult Hip Dysplasia Update 2016


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Hip Arthroscopy Alone Is Rarely Helpful for Patients with Dysplasia


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Is hip dysplasia in adults different from hip dysplasia in infants?


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Adult Hip Dysplasia Patients can see Improvement in Physical Activity from Hip-Preservation Surgery


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