From All Angles – Sara

I had hip and back pain since I was a child and nothing was done then.  I was pigeon toed but every doctor said, “she’ll grow out of it.”  I lived a pretty normal life as a teen, played sports, social, but my knees always turned in and a walked noticeably different from my peers.  I had seen a doctor while in highschool, who pretty much said I was looking at double hip replacements when I was older but no other options.  This was in about 2005. 

Fast forward to 2014 when I was pregnant with my first child, my hip and back pain were barely manageable but I got through pregnancy and it alleviated a bit.  I couldn’t even walk around the pumpkin patch because of the pain in my hips.  I felt I was missing out on giving my baby a fun active mom.  In 2018 I had my 2nd and last child.  After he was born, I knew I had to do something about my hips.  I went to a hip preservation specialist Missouri (I live in Kansas).  Who insisted I had impingements and needed bilateral scopes.  I trusted it so I signed up for surgery in 2 weeks

In the past I had heard a doctor make mention of femoral osteotomy.  With not being entirely confident with a scope, I joined the FO support facebook group.  Not only did I learn so much, but the people I met changed my life.  I was provided the guidance I needed to be brave and go to NYC for another opinion.  Here Dr. Buly took one look at my walk and said I needed to be assessed for version abnormality before doing any scopes.  And after some tests and measurements.  I scheduled for 3 weeks later to get my first FO!  It was terrible and wonderful all at once. 

I am one leg down and already moving better than ever.  April 2021 I am planning on getting my right FO and left hardware removal.  This journey is a long and hard one.  But worth it to get to walk around the pumpkin patch with my kids!