Blog & News

Welcome to the Blog and News page.  Here you will find news articles from the 'hip' world, a blog of diaries from surgeries and recoveries  and also a collection of light-hearted stories from a 'day in the life' of living with Hip Dysplasia . You can pick the category from the blog dropdown menu below.

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By Mel from Wiltshire, UK

I’ll never forget the day I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. It took some time for me to reach the diagnosis and in some respects, I consider myself rather lucky as although it took a while I know for some people it can take considerably longer. 

My pain started around six years ago, I found out I was

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By Linda, Wisconsin, USA

Hey folks my name is Linda I live in the US. Some know me as lbleckster on instagram.
In early 2012 at the age of 46 I was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia, because I could no longer walk or sleep. A friend, who is also an orthopaedic physician, urged me to see a hip specialist he had used for his own replacements. After years of back

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By Sarah, Sunderland, UK Hi, my name is Sarah, I am 21 and was diagnosed with congenital hip dysplasia at 8 months old. I have had 13 surgeries for it, including tractions and plasters. I was diagnosed with avascular necrosis at 7 years old. Last year I underwent a total hip replacement

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By Charlotte, Greater Manchester, UK Anyone who lives with hip dysplasia knows that every day can be a battle, some days are certainly worse than others. The worse days make you want to curl up and forget about it all for a while, the aches and pains can become overwhelming. However, life carries on and

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The British Columbia Children’s Hospital (BCCH) in Vancouver, Canada, is on a mission to improve hip health, mobility, and quality of life for children with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), with the hope of someday seeing a world free from the burden of this condition.
The orthopaedic team at BCCH has received numerous awards and global recognition for their work and now they aim to create a DDH registry and a

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By Kylee, Indiana, USA My name is Kylee Roberts. I’m a 23-year-old that lives in a small town east of Indianapolis. At 17 years, I was diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia. This story came as a huge surprise to my family, because all of my doctors said I was walking bow-legged, “for attention”.   Categories : Diary of a Hippie - blog posts from our Hippies Posted by Xandra Lee  , , , , , , , ,  No Comments

By Cheryl from Twickenham, UK

Hi guys, my name is Cheryl and I am 46 years old. I was born with congenital dislocation of the hips and a club foot. I had many operations, traction and plaster cast when I was younger. I always remember

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By Jamie from Belleville, Michigan, USA I was diagnosed at 39 with congenital bi-lateral hip dysplasia.  It has probably been there since birth and I have labral tears in my left hip. I have done PT, injections, had massages and been to a chiropractor. Nothing seems to help. Now the waiting game until a replacement.  Categories : Diary of a Hippie - blog posts from our Hippies Posted by Xandra Lee  , , , , , , ,  No Comments

An emotional Andy Murray tells a news conference that he is pulling out of the US Open two days before the start of the tournament in New York after failing to recover from a “hip injury” and being “…too sore”.
Read more…   http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/41063132
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By Melissa from Wiltshire, UK

My name is Mel and I have hip dysplasia. I’ve had a Right PAO (Periacetabular Osteotomy) and I’m currently awaiting my Left PAO later this year.  Upon seeing the blog section on here I thought I’d share a

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