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Broken Hip  at age 13

From: Ashley Letney (
Date: 24 Jun 2000
Time: 16:42:31
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At age 12 in may 1999 i was lifting weights for my softball team when after awhile i started getting pain to my left leg i was plan on going to the doctor when one night i was sleeping and had a bad dream and jerked my leg my mom took me to the emergency room that night i seen the doctor their that was on call my doc. wasnt he told me with out x-raying it that i had a pulled quad muscle and would take a long time to heal i went on 6 1/2 month thinking that is what it was finally i got tired of pain and went to a more major doctor to see what he thought it was i found out then that it was a broke hip that i had been trying to walk on riding my horse and just trying to get on with my life. The cap on my hip joint had fell off and my bone slipped i had a screw put in and then my cartilage started to diteriate and now is almost gone i just found out from my last doctors appointment that the head on my hip join is dieing the doctors have given many options but i am unsure what to do i can have my hip fused or a hip joint replacement or other options but i am scared of the fact never getting to compete in rodeos again on my horse. i am now 13 and would love to have anyone that has a close problem or had some kinda close surgery and rides horses to e-mail me (


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