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Re: acetabular dysplasia in 38 yr female

Date: 15 Jan 2001
Time: 12:13:26
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I am a 43 year old mother of 4 that was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis as a child and when as an adult, I had other pain in hip and leg I assumed it to be arthritis also. I am scheduled for a periacetubular osteotomy in June at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. I was having lower back pain and right hip pain for the past year and had seen different doctors with different opinions from nerve problems to THR. At Mayo I was directed to a specialist that does this procedure instead of THR as my hip bone is ok but displacement (from birth probably) has worn the cartilage causing the pain. There are only a few doctors as I understand that do this procedure and that is the reason for my delay in surgery. I am having more lower back painrecently than hip and hope it is from the way I am walking and not a back problem also. At school I am on my feet a large part of the day which could contribute. I hope you are feeling better by now and hope your recovery was better than it seemed at time of original article. I am hesistant for the surgery and hope I have been diagnosed correctly this time and that it will take the back pain away also. I guess time will tell. I was told my condition is seen in female first born and is genetic. There are a lot of opinions out there and I have to hope and pray God is directing me down the right road. Take care

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