SHARE YOUR STORY

For patients, their families, and their friends, hip dysplasia is a difficult path to face.  From the very beginning of being diagnosed to years after surgery, it consists of many ups and downs. There are times where you feel hopeless or times where you see progress and it is the best feeling in the world. Each person's goals differ based on age, activities, lifestyle, and social aspects. But no matter what goals they choose to set, it is a hard battle. They never give up, however, because they are much stronger than they know. Below, patients, families, and friends share their hip dysplasia story.  They never forgot that there is light at the end of the tunnel!

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A TEEN DANCER WHO LEARNED TO PERSEVERE OVER THE HARDEST OBSTACLES AND COME OUT STRONGER. THROUGH TOY DRIVES, RAISING AWARENESS, AND A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, SHE IS DETERMINED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. 

A TEEN DANCER WHO AFTER GETTING TWO PAO SURGERIES STILL MANAGES TO HAVE A SMILE ON HER FACE. SHE TORE HER LABRUM IN LATE OF 2019 AND HAD HER PAO SURGERIES IN JUNE AND NOVEMBER OF 2020. ALTHOUGH SHE HAS A LONG ROAD AHEAD, SHE MANAGES TO STAY POSITIVE THROUGH IT ALL!

A TEEN GYMNAST WHOSE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN WHEN HER LABRUM TORE. FROM KNEE PROBLEMS TO HIP PROBLEMS, SHE HAS REMAINED POSITIVE AND CONTINUED TO FIGHT. HER RPAO WAS NOVEMBER 4, 2020 BUT SHE HAS HOPE TO RETURN TO SPORTS BY THE SUMMER!

A GIRL WHO HAS STRUGGLED THROUGH HER PAIN WHILE DOCTORS SCRAMBLED TO DIAGNOSE HER. SHE TALKS ABOUT HER CHALLENGES WITH HER SUPPORT SYSTEM, ALONG WITH HER BODY'S CHANGES.