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From: Tony
Date: 08 Feb 2001
Time: 22:07:23
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Hi Chris Your story is very familure to me. When I was 14 I started to have pain in my left knee. I went to several different doctors and none could figure out what was wrong. One doctor even told my mother I was faking it to get out of doing something. Thank god she didnt buy that. She finally took me to a specialist and he could tell my the way I walked into the office what was wrong with me. I was diganosed with congenital hip displasia which means I was born with a disocated hip. So at the age of 15 I had major hip surgery to replace hip joint. From walking on it for so long my leg had twisted and my foot was pointing out. They cut femor in half and turned leg back pointing forward and put a screw through the ball of the femor into the socket to pull it back into place. At 17 they took all the metal out and had to remove a bonespur that was limiting my range of motion. 20 years later at 37 I had a total hip replacement. I would love to talk to you more about this. Let you know more about what is in store for you and offer advice and incouragement. It will be hard but life is still good and you seem to have a wonderful family and that will be priceless. When its time to do rehab DO IT 100 PERCENT!!! PLEASE write to me this is my email. PS; Be thankfull its the left leg because you will be able to drive ok.

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