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Hokiestud

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That's better than a back problem. Much better. Hopefully it was simply ...


... a misalignment that needed to be corrected. A friend of mine had the same surgery a couple of years ago and she's doing fine now. Somehow her hip bone wasn't properly aligned in the socket and, over the years, her muscles had become over-developed in certain places to compensate for it, which only made the problem worse. I think it's called "dysplasia". Anyway, the surgeons will go in and cut away any excess bone that's developed and/or partially cut some of the tendons & muscles to relax them. If all goes well, the end result is that the hip bone fits properly into the socket once more and the patent is pain free.

I have no idea is this is what JK needed to have done, but dysplasia isn't all that uncommon, even among healthy young adults.

(In response to this post by Hokieshaker)

Posted: 08/24/2019 at 12:30PM



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