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Rosie90

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anteverted hip
« on: October 09, 2013, 04:23:54 PM »
Hi,

Recently, when I had my second resurfacing done, the surgeon noticed that I had an anteverted hip.  I'm wondering how common that is and if others have dealt with this issue.

Caroline F., Hamilton, ON
rt hip 2009, Dr. Avram
left hip 2013, Dr. Young

hernanu

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Re: anteverted hip
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 07:56:11 PM »
Hi Caroline, The way I've heard, it is a fairly common thing (about 10% of kids are born with it), and typically corrects itself over time.

No action is taken to correct it unless the kid is older than 8 and is not anteverted above 15 degrees. It's the cause of 'pigeon toes' (toes pointing inwards).

Apparently it corrects itself by adolescence. Doesn't seem like a cause for concern, especially if he only noticed it during the surgery.

Reference:

http://www.hopkinsortho.org/femoral_anteversion.html
« Last Edit: October 09, 2013, 07:56:55 PM by hernanu »
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

Anna

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Re: anteverted hip
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 11:26:14 AM »
Hi Rosie,

I have anteverted hips!! My friends have always laughed at my pigeon toes. I think my surgeon has corrected my during my THR as now I only seem to have one foot facing inwards. From what I gather, it is quite common, especially with dysplasia patients. I wouldn't worry too much. As hern says, I don't think it's any cause for concern :D

Anna
RTHR - 08/08/2013 -Mr johan witt, London

Rosie90

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Re: anteverted hip
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 12:51:33 PM »
I was just wondering if my anteverted hips had caused the arthritis buildup resulting in 2 hip resurfacings.

hernanu

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Re: anteverted hip
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 10:31:17 PM »
I'm not a medical person so can't give any definitive answer, but I think that the sources I read did not point to that.

Since it's a fairly normal thing, and tends to stabilize over time, probably not.

My 2 cents....
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

Rosie90

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Re: anteverted hip
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013, 12:39:02 AM »
I've just heard from my surgeon who has informed me that my inherited anteverted hip is responsible for the OA.  At least I now have a reason for hip surgery in my 50s. (My first surgeon, who I soon replaced, told me that nobody would give me surgery and that I should come back in 10 years!!!)

Caroline., Hamilton, ON
rt hip 2009, Dr. Avram
left hip 2013, Dr. Young
« Last Edit: October 29, 2013, 11:06:35 AM by Rosie90 »

 

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