Going the Extra Mile for Hip Dysplasia
Our Stories – Teens/Adolescents
Sydney tells the story of her diagnosis, PAO surgery and recovery as a teen. She also shares her insights into how her journey has changed and inspired her. “I hope to inspire others to get through this no matter how hard it is because if you can get through this, you can get through almost anything!”
Grace, a teenage hip dysplasia patient and avid dancer, shares how she has maintained positivity in light of her diagnosis and PAO surgeries.
Peyton and Lenox
Peyton shares sweet words about her dear friend, Lenox, who has overcome hip dysplasia.
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.
Kathryn, an avid softball player, shares her story of perseverance. Four surgeries in four years including three hip arthroscopies, and her PAO during the COVID pandemic.
Carter-Marie shares her inspiring story of striving for life as a normal teenager while navigating the challenges of hip dysplasia and arthrogryposis.
Hannah, a teenage hip dysplasia patient and one of our Miles4Hips Champions, shares her story of multiple surgeries and how her journey has positively shaped her life.
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.
Keely, a young adult hip dysplasia patient and mastermind behind the 2020 “Pass the Crutch” video shares her complicated journey to get a proper diagnosis and preparations for her future surgery.
Cianna, a teen hip dysplasia patient and dancer, shares her story of injury, diagnosis, and preparations for her first PAO surgery. Plus she caught her labral tear on video and shares it in her story – OUCH!!! We can’t wait to follow her return to dancing after surgery!!!
Gigi, one of our Miles4Hips Champions, is a ballet dancer whose athletics were put on hold by hip dysplasia. She shares her story of how bilateral labral reconstructions and PAOs with her amazing surgical team has allowed her to be an athlete again.
Erin is a teenager and co-founder of Positive PAO who under went a PAO and labral repair in 2021. She is gearing up for her next round of surgeries later in 2022 and brings hope and support to others going through hip dysplasia surgery.
Alexa tells the story of her quest for a diagnosis and PAO surgery. She also shares some great advice “I also stopped saying “I can’t” and added “yet” to the end of every statement that had to do with my abilities.”
Rylee shares her story of being diagnosed with hip dysplasia and undergoing PAO surgery after a failed hip arthroscopy. She shares her dream that “I hope each and every person will fight to get answers and never give up.”
Danielle struggled through years of misdiagnosis and failed lower body orthopedic surgeries before finally getting accurately diagnosed with hip dysplasia. Danielle had a PAO and is focusing on returning to life as a college student.