• Alexa’s Story

    Alexa’s Story

    Growing up, I was always an active kid, most of my childhood was spent as a competitive gymnast up until the age of 13. At the end of my eighth grade year, I decided to quit after being injured too many times. Soon after this I got introduced to high school dance, almost instantly I…

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  • Erin’s Story

    Erin’s Story

    Hey everyone!! My name is Erin, I am 15 years old. I have had a right periacetabular osteotomy (PAO), Right Labrum Repair/femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) Repair, and a screw removal (4 screws) My story goes all the way back to the end of 6th grade. I was a dancer and in the typical jazz class. When doing…

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  • Emily’s Story

    Emily’s Story

    Hip dysplasia has been a part of my life since birth. At birth, in the late 80s, I was diagnosed with “clicky hips.” But due to other health issues, they were not the main priority at the time.  I grew up in a very small town in southern Michigan, and access to specialists required at…

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  • Laura’s Story

    Laura’s Story

    “Yes we’ll do the arthroscopy to fix the labrum, but I’ll also need to do another surgery where we cut your pelvis into pieces and screw it back together.”  Not what I was expecting to hear.  I walked out of that office in a fog, terrified and wanting to speed up my other consults so I…

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  • Kaitlynn’s Story

    Kaitlynn’s Story

    I was born on January 15, 1989. Like all babies, I was checked from head to toe, including for a click in my hips (per my mother) and was deemed free of any issue. I had a ton of energy when I was young so my mother enrolled me in dance and gymnastics. We quickly…

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  • Kelli’s Story

    Hi there fellow Hippies! It has been a blessing to find this site and community dedicated to the education, support and fellowship for those of us, young and adults, affected by hip dysplasia. Whether as the warriors or the loved ones, we are all impacted by this diagnosis in very heavy ways. For my (very…

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