Going the Extra Mile for Hip Dysplasia
Our Stories – Total Hip Replacement
Amy is a yoga teacher who was diagnosed with hip and shoulder dysplasia and hypermobility (hEDS). Watch her video to hear her story and how she now uses her journey to teach others with hypermobility how to safely and freely enjoy yoga.
Betsy Miller is a hip dysplasia advocate and has written several books related to hip dysplasia. She was treated as an infant and recently had hip replacement. Betsy shares lessons she learned along the way.
Connie, an adult hip dysplasia patient, shares her journey through multiple hip surgeries, including arthroscopies and a PAO surgery, and how she came to accept having 2 hip replacements in her early 40s.
Kelli, a hip dysplasia patient, nurse, and yoga enthusiast, shares her life-long story of hip dysplasia, including being treated as a child, undergoing a PAO as a college student in 1994, and having a total hip replacement in 2013.
Linda, an adult hip dysplasia patient and illustrator, shares her story of complex hip dysplasia diagnosis and treatment and how she has used her experience to support others through development of her Adult Hip Dysplasia Rehab Strategies group
Hip dysplasia advocate, Beth, shares her Vlog which documents her life and experiences with hip dysplasia as she prepares for a total hip replacement in fall, 2022.
Marisol, a hip dysplasia patient in Spain, shares her story of her diagnosis and THR which have inspired a beautiful piece of art.
La Historia de Marisol
Allison’s hip dysplasia was treated in childhood and again in her adult years, but it has never slowed her down. She now walks to raise awareness and shares her faith and passion to support children and familes navigating this diagnosis.
Shaun’s hip dysplasia was treated in early childhood, but it never fully resolved. Shaun has never let his pain stop hip from living a full life. Shaun had a THR when he was 22. He continues to be active and lives by the mantra “I’m in pain but do it anyway.”
Amber shares her lifelong journey with hip dysplasia and her decision to have a total hip replacement in her early 20s. She provides encouragement to other patients that you’re never too young to have to accept life in pain
Jade is a theatre (operating room) nurse from Western Australia. She shares her hip dysplasia story of her diagnosis then PAO, THR and hip arthroscopy.
Coley shares the story of her PAO, non-union and THR, and how her volunteer work with service dogs for veterans and first responders helped her through this.
Leah shares how her missed hip dysplasia diagnosis as a child led to chronic pain, limited mobility, and significant weight gain as an adult. She persevered to get a correct diagnosis. Leah underwent weight-loss surgery and a total hip replacement, and is feeling better than ever!