• Connie’s Story

    Connie’s Story

    After countless hours, days, months, and years in physical therapy and six hip surgeries between both hips, here I am today recovering from the most recent surgery. At the age of 41, I am now walking on two prosthetic hips due to hip dysplasia. How did I get here?  Well, here’s my story. At the…

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  • Linda’s Story

    Linda’s Story

    My story is unfortunately not unlike many with this diagnosis of adult hip dysplasia. Growing up I had memories of pain in various parts of my body.  Letters I had found in a recent clear out of my parents’ home noted significant back pain in high school. During volleyball season I was taken to a doctor…

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  • Betsy’s Story: Five Things I Learned Leading Up to My THR

    Betsy’s Story: Five Things I Learned Leading Up to My THR

    Five Things I Learned Leading Up to My Total Hip Replacement By Betsy Miller Hi, I’m Betsy Miller. I’m the author of The Parents’ Guide to Hip Dysplasia and an IHDI Advisory Committee member. I was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia (DDH) in infancy. When I was a baby I was treated with traction, closed…

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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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