Going the Extra Mile for Hip Dysplasia
Our Stories – Femoral Osteotomy, Miserable Malalignment, and other complex hip diagnosis and surgery stories
Toby’s Mom, April, shares her experience as a parent helping her child through his hip dysplasia diagnosis and femoral osteotomy surgery.
Miles4Hips board member Ashley shares her story of perseverance in the face of 24 hip surgeries, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, complications, infections, the loss of her hip and 1/3 of her proximal femur. She does not let this get in the way of her life, and has found a love of adaptive sports including skiing and wheelchair racing.
Paige shares her challenges of dealing with hip dysplasia, pain, surgeries, and recoveries as a teenager. She talks about learning to not be ashamed of her scars and how she has found healing in some unexpected places.
Carter-Marie shares her inspiring story of striving for life as a normal teenager while navigating the challenges of hip dysplasia and arthrogryposis.
Lauren shares her inspiring story of overcoming adversity, starting as a tiny baby in the NICU, and continuing through childhood and teenage years filled with orthopedic surgeries. Lauren is in college and dreams of serving others by becoming an orthopedic surgeon.
Kaitlyn is an occupational therapist who endured multiple unsuccessful hip surgeries. She persevered and advocated to get a correct diagnosis of a complicated condition called Miserable Malalignment. She now dreams of educating others about this diagnosis and using her journey to inspire others to return to Meaningful Movement.
Caroline started having hip surgeries in her teenage years, and her journey is not yet over. She talks about the impact hip dysplasia has had on many aspects of her life and why it is so important to raise awareness to that others know this diagnosis expands beyond dogs and babies.
Jessie shares how her hip and leg alignment impacted her activities and confidence starting at a young age, and the validation that came decades later when she was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and femoral anteversion. Jessie is preparing for bilateral femoral osteotomies. We can’t wait to hear her post-op sequel!
Elise shares the story of her diagnosis of femoral retroversion and bilateral femoral osteotomies.