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    appt with Dr Diab

    well i just got home. At my appt with dr diab was good and funny. It was funny because Dr Diab ordered the worng study. he then called him self two names I don't want to say them. I had to go back to x-ray again for my pelvis x-ray. Then when i got back to the out reach clinic i went back to the room. I have some bad news. I do have hip displasica in my left hip. Dr Diab was beening funny. He was holding my small foot like tresure or like a baby . I bought a stuffed dog and a pc game
    Kara
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    So Kara, what is the plan to help you?
    Melissa

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    Dr diab told me i need periacetabular osteotomy. just like my sister. he told me to think about
    Last edited by kennedy; 10-28-2011 at 11:21 PM.
    Kara
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    I'll have to look that one up, but it doesn't sound like an easy procedure. I wish you all the best and hope you get better.

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    Okay, I looked it up. Wow! Do you need one or both hips done? I'm going to assume that if you need both done, the surgeries will have to be spaced apart by some lengthy time period. You will be our little bionic girl! You can definitely sympathize and empathize with other people undergoing major operations. You are an amazingly strong young woman. Hang in there, we're all pulling for you!

    Well, I went and reread your post. Thankfully it is in just one hip, but what I said still applies. Hang in there! HUGS
    Last edited by rohrer01; 10-29-2011 at 01:37 AM.

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    Kara
    You donít sound too scared of this procedure. Your very brave....

    There is a vast amount of info online about PAO.....

    How is your back doing? If you decide to move on this, you will be on crutches for awhile.

    I guess this would make you a hip chick!

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 58, the new 53...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
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    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    my back is doing really good
    Kara
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    You sound good in yourself as well Kara!
    Surgery March 3, 2009 at almost 58, now 63.
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    Was 68 degrees, now 22 and pain free

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    I just made up my mine i want to do the surgery
    Kara
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    I know it's not scoli surgery, but keep us posted, okay? I'm wondering if hip dysplasia is more common in scoli cases or if you just got hit with a double whammy? Food for thought. Maybe you can ask your doctor. Please make sure you are healed enough from your spine surgery before taking on this new surgery. Of course, you have your sister you can talk to about it and you know from her experience what to expect. Take care!

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    i'm healed from my scoliosis surgery 2 years in march. Hip displasia runs in familes.
    Last edited by kennedy; 10-29-2011 at 09:17 PM.
    Kara
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    Brace 4-15-05-5-25-06
    Posterior Spinal Fusion 3-10-10
    T4-L2
    Before 50T
    After 20T

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