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Hi! To anybody that could offer me some advise!
I was informed of having Perthes Disease at a very young age - 4yrs i think. At this time it was oddly in both hips. The blood supply increased to my left hip over the years and it is only the right one which gave me any real problems. I had a series of hospital admissions between the age of 4 and 11yrs and would be in traction and bed rest for periods of weeks. I was not allowed to participate in sports at school either.
From the age of 14 I have had a raise on my shoe to a leg shortening - this has remained the same up to now.
In the last couple of years I have suffered from increased back pain and hip pain on and off. The back pain has been more aparent recently so went to an ostopath who mentioned I had a scholiosis - something which Had never been picked up before!! (Has this happened to anyody else?) I must admit was shocked when they said as feel strongly if this was picked up on as a child maybe something could have been done to prevent the pain I am in now!
Anyway...getting to my question...Has anyone had a hip replacement at such a young age? My last x ray which was a year ago shows changes - not only to the ball but also to the socket - am being re xrayed in July to see if there is any change and to discuss whre to go from here.
The thing is, I have never stopped this from letting me doing anything - I would say I just do what i want and you just get used to living/working through the pain. I dont suppose there are any motorcylclists out there!!!!Really want to do full test and dont want Perthes to stop me but I must say am a little nervous about it! (want to be able to race and lean the bike right over! :lol: )
Do I just have to grin and bare the pain and wait untill I am a little older? Dont want to have one done but its a case of whats best really! Are there any kinda temporary soloutions which could help me over the next 5 to 10 years rather than just getting it all replaced!??!
Sorry to go on!!! Thankyou for any advice!
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