Patient Stories

27 years old and counting

Hi everyone! My name is Laura, I’m 27 years old and I live in Mexico. So  I was born with hip dysplasia on both sides. When I was little I used a cast for a year or so, but it didn’t get corrected. Some doctors had told me someday I will have to get surgery for a prosthesis but not until my hip wear down on it’s own. 

Now I’m struggling. I feel the moment is coming because the pain is getting stronger and frequent. I’m afraid because of the pain itself and I don’t have a trustworthy doctor by my side. I don’t have social security and my job doesn’t give me enough money to pay for surgery. So now I have panick atacks because of that. 

I just wanted to share this with you because I’m sure you will understand what is like to have hip dysplasia and the growing pain. Maybe someday I will look back and have an encouraging story just like yours. I really hope so.