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Walking without a hip joint

Bones, Joints & Muscles | Last Active: Mar 22 5:05am | Replies (284)

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I was born with bilateral congenital hip dysplasia and from 7 months old till 18 months old I walked about 10 to 15 steps and fell forward. I had 10 hip surgeries the first one when I was 18 months old they cut my thigh bones and took a piece of bone from each leg and injected hormone into it formed both ball and socket forming both my hips for me. I had 9 more surgeries to realign my hips as i grew my last surgery was when I was 9 years old. My surgeries were at Gillette children’s hospital in st paul, mn. I remember being in bodycasts and learning how to walk again after every surgery. As of right now I walk with a limp and I don’t have a space anymore between the ball and socket and they are grinding and disintegrating and they sometimes lock up on me. I am having gastric sleeve on april 5th in hope to loose weight so I can relieve some pressure off of my hips.

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You have been through so much with your hips. I wish you good luck in the future. Hope the weight loss helps. Let us know how it goes.

@nixie, it is great to hear that you are taking positive actions to get healthy and relieve some of the pressure on your hips. Grinding and disintegrating sound like very painful descriptions of your hips. Has there been long-term damage caused by the grinding? Or are you in a stage where you can still prevent damage?

Nixie I wanted to wish you all the best with your gastric sleeve surgery! It will be one of the best things you can do for yourself and your hips. I had gastric bypass 4 years ago because of my hip issue and i have lost 130lbs and id do it all again in a heart beat! Dont get discouraged! Remember your protein and remember you will have plateaus but you can break thru them!! Congrats and best of luck!!

I feel so bad complaining about my broken hip after hearing these stories. I wish only the best for all of you.