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JoeV

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Growth plate slip
« on: July 11, 2017, 07:56:37 PM »
Hello,

First post here:)

This March I was diagnosed with moderate to severe arthritis in both hips.  The right is restricting my running and the left is not much better.  I cannot run even a couple miles without pain afterward.  Needless to say when the first doc I saw told me to stop running and (eventually) have surgery I was devastated.  Another doctor later I find out my growth plate slipped when I was growing up.  This created a deformity and arthritis was unavoidable, per the doc.  In retrospect I believe he's correct, based on my remembering [growing] pains in my legs when I was around 12 years old.

My question is this:  Was anyone here given the same diagnosis?  If yes, was resurfacing an option?  I have an appt set up with a third doc who performs BHR, but was wondering if any of you hippies are like me.

Thanks!

gasyz

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Re: Growth plate slip
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 08:32:34 PM »
Hi,I believe what you have is the same as me "Slipped capital femoral epiphysis".
Mine was only diagnosed when I was in my 20's after getting painfull hips during sport (martial arts and moto x)
I had a right BHR in september 2015 and will have the left when I feel its needed.
Hip feels great now and gone back to impact sports with no issues (that was untill I snapped my ACL).
Rbhr 60/54
Ronan Treacy, 5th September 2015

Mike D

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Re: Growth plate slip
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 05:54:28 PM »
Hi Joe,
If its the same as gasyz describes, I also had that happen aged 14.
My hip was pinned for a year and the other side pinned as a precaution .
I started with Arthritic pain in my hip around 40 and it was bone on bone when I had my THR at 50 in 2012.
Mr Treacy told me my femoral head was 5 twisted and I was 70/30 against being a HR candidate- he took the resurfacing kit into theatre in case it was possible but unfortunately not so l have an Oxinium/ cross poly THR.
Hopefully , if you haven't had such complications, you'll be ok for HR.
It took me a while to accept what l got and without the good people on this site l would have been struggling.
So many helpful, knowledgeable people here wanting to help other people .
I'll be looking out for your news a d progress, regards, Mike.
Right Ceramic THR
Ronan Treacy   Birmingham R.O.H
8 August 2012

JoeV

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Re: Growth plate slip
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 01:18:49 PM »
Thanks Mike D and gasyz.  We met with Dr. Schmitt yesterday and he confirmed I'm a candidate for BHR on both hips.  Now it's a matter of scheduling.  Looking at first hip in early November.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 01:23:32 PM by JoeV »

Mike D

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Re: Growth plate slip
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 07:27:34 PM »
Good on you Joe. Glad to hear you're a candidate.
I'll watch out for your updates, keep us informed !
Regards Mike.
Right Ceramic THR
Ronan Treacy   Birmingham R.O.H
8 August 2012

karlos.bell

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Re: Growth plate slip
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2017, 08:25:05 PM »
 :D great news Joe. All the best
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2019-2020 removal of Hip Resurfacing due to Metal Toxicity Cobalt - Chromium.
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