Life with hip dysplasia

Life with hip dysplasia

I talk about my hip condition a lot on the blog, but I realise that with new readers arriving all of the time, some of you might not know what I’m talking about when I refer to “my hip condition”. So, I thought I would dedicate an entire post to the condition that I have lived with my whole life; hip dysplasia.

In addition, I want to raise the awareness of hip dysplasia as it affects 1-3% of newborns, yet so many people have never heard of it before.

Me in plaster 10 years ago

This is perhaps the weirdest anniversary I’ve ever celebrated, and probably the weirdest one you’ve heard of too.

It is 10 years to the day (Tuesday) that I went into hospital for major reconstruction surgery on my hip/pelvis. I walked in without a hip socket, and I wheeled (yes, wheeled) out with one.

Wondering what I’m talking about? Here’s a quick overview.