Well I went to the Doctor
and boy was that a mistake. Can you spell A-R-R-O-G-A-N-T!!! First of all he didn't bother looking at me other then at my chest the entire time I was there. Which was all of maybe 10 minutes that he was in the examining room. He didn't bother looking at all at the MRA films, I even questioned him on why he wasn't going to look at the films and his comment was that his speciality was arthroscopic surgery, and since there was no labrum tear according to the MRA report by the Radiologist, then there was no point because Hip dysplasia requires an
open surgery... So I picked up the top film and said would you please look and tell me what you think as far as the hip dysplasia and tell me how bad it is, if the narrowing, and breaking down of cartlidge is what is what could be causing so much pain, and he said it doesn't look bad at all to him but yet never even looked.. there was at least 25 films in the envelope and he didn't and wouldn't look at even one of them. I'm a small woman but I am not one to let anyone walk all over me, or treat me like I'm just someone to look at... and I just couldn't believe the arrogance of this guy. I don't care if he calls himself a HIP SPECAILIST or NOT... he is a Doctor and should act like one, and use his knowlege he recieved in med school to dx, treat, and on how to talk to patients as well and LOOK THEM in the eye not at their chest. UGG!
So bottom line is the appointment was a waste of time, I called the orthopedic that ordered the orthrogram and said that I have hip dysplasia and talked to the nurse there she wants me to come in Thursday.. she felt really bad when I told her what happened so will see what he says on Thursday. In the mean time I looked up the web page White Beard suggested and it was very helpful in understand hip dysp.. I also found another page in which Mary Lou Retton has hip dysplasis and didn't find out until a few years ago, in which the Doctor had to do a THR... and basically said she will also need it in her other hip as well in time... So I don't feel so alone now that I am finding others with the same problem in which they were totally unaware of until they started experiencing the pain that it can and often does cause. I suppose the big thing for me now is finding a Doctor locally that can treat it, repair it, or whatever in order to get some relief. I don't want to have to travel for treatment because I know that isn't easy since I had to with my shoulder, but if that's what it will take then I will.... Thanks for listening.. I think, I really needed to vent after this appointment today.
Any suggestions would be great!