a missing hip socket from birth.

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i have just been diagnosed with a missing hip socket from birth.  This has recently been diagnosed after X-ray following severe pain.

i am having investigations and will be operated on for possible bone grafts or hip replacement.  I am a 15 year girl and would appreciate any information or advice.  Thanks.

a 15 year girl and wondered if anyone has such a problem and could advise any information or advice.  Thank you.

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    Emmerline, so sorry for your pain and problems, and at such a young age. I would suggest that you also post this in the Hip Replacement Forum, where you will probably get more replies. I have seen threads there started by very young people with hip problems from birth who have had hip replacements. Here is the link: http://patient.info/forums/discuss/browse/hip-replacement-1109

    Good luck!

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      And I see that you have already gotten a reply there, from someone who has a very similar experience! 

      Best of luck in the future, as you get treatment/surgery for this condition.

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      Thanks a lot AnnieK.    I appreciate your gòod wishes.  I will be having an operation  in London in the summer,  The consultant wants me to complete my GCSE's and there are quite a few tests before hand,  xxxx                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


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