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Hip pain down right leg

By Anonymous May 20, 2015 - 5:15am
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My gap said ex Ray shows I was born with bone sticking out of my hip bone

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Did your physician give you the diagnosis of a congenital hip dysplasia?
Did he or she offer suggested treatments?

If indeed this is a case of congenital hip dysplasia, here is some information from the Encyclopedia of Children's Health, "congenital hip dysplasia is a disorder in children that is either present at birth or shortly thereafter. During gestation, the infant's hip should be developing with the head of the thigh bone (femur) sitting perfectly centered in its shallow socket (acetabulum). The acetabulum should cover the head of the femur as if it were a ball sitting inside of a cup. In the event of congenital hip dysplasia, the development of the acetabulum in an infant allows the femoral head to ride upward out of the joint socket, especially when the infant begins to walk.

If left untreated, the child will have difficulty walking and may experience life-long pain. If diagnosed early, congenital hip dysplasia treatment is highly effective. Children who have received casting, bracing, or surgery, usually go on to have normal hip and leg development. In individuals for whom the diagnosis is made later, the prognosis is not as positive. These children may require more extensive surgery. After surgery, however, the prognosis for normal development of the hip and leg is excellent."


May 20, 2015 - 8:17am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hi thanks for reply. Im 57 and my doctor didn't say anything about treating me, i have received a letter saying that referral to orthopaedic musculoskeletal clinic, will i need surgery.or what treatment will i need. My doctor said I was born with a bone sticking out of my hip bone. The pain I get is like something touching a nerve and I have have it all the time in my right leg in to my knee I can't stand it at night as it keeps me awake.

May 21, 2015 - 5:19am
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