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|Subject: ||Hip Dysplasia/Hip Anatomy Misdiagnosis!!!!???!!!|
I regularly ran 60-70mpw for years until I got hurt. I had a sacral stress reaction and some hip pain (buttock area behind the hips), had my pelvis XRAY'ed, etc. I then was diagnosed with bilateral mild hip dysplasia and told that I should only do sprint triathlons from now on and give up competitive distance running. Well it seems my diagnoses was WRONG! Hip dysplasia, for those of you who don't know, is a condition where the femur isn't fully covered the way it should be in the hip socket(acetabulum), which leads to premature wear/tear and eventual hip arthritis&hip replacement. I discovered that I in fact do not have any hip dysplasia at all because I wasn't positioned properly when they took the X-Ray. While I still have pain in the low back and hips, I'm relieved to know that hip dysplasia is not the cause now and won't be in the future. I'm curious to know how common a hip dysplasia misdiagnoses is, as from what I've now read it seems as though the patient needs to be positioned properly in order to get an optimal view of the hip angles (center-edge angle, etc.)....
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