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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 21, 2008
  • 04:35 AM

Two weeks after my11th birthday i told my mother i was having minor pain in my left hip. The next morning i woke up and the pain was unbearable. I went to an orthopedic doctor and stayed in the hospital for at least a week. He ran many tests on me but he could not find anything. He said i was faking because when he put me under he could do everything with my hip. Funny he did also stated he had removed some fluids off my hip. What i could not understand is the whole time i was in the hospital he had weights on my legs. He referred me to a children doctor in birmingham, i stayed in that hospital for almost two weeks. In order for them to physical therapy on me ,they had this thing in my back to numb me from the waist down. They also ran many test on me. I had a bad limp and walked with my left knee sticking all the way out.eventually as time went by my hip went through various stages of changes. It has been 13yrs later and i am now 24. I still have stiffness of the joints limited to know rotation of the hip and still have problems tieing my shoe on the left side. But i am better off than before. I have seen many doctors in between time of my teenager years but they all seem confused. I never took any medicine for this problem or never had any sugery. I pulled a muscle in my right leg when i was 22. They did a mri and said that i had avascular necrosis in the left hip. How could the doctors missed this when it first happened 13 yrs ago? But i read up on this and i think i have a slipped capital femur epiphysis which led to avascular necrosis.

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