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    sbrown1950 posted:
    Born 1950
    Perthes diagnosed 1957
    Hiip Replacement 2012
    My hip was destroyed by legge perthes disease. I had it replaced last week and am recovering now. I suspect my doctor had never done a perthes patient because he was quite suprised at what he found - he said the hip was "just awful". I did not feel deprived as a child nor do i now. I did the things i wanted to do in moderation. I was mainstreamed into the public school system which was a new idea in the fifties.

    I expect to remain moderately active for the rest of my life - hopefully i will be able to walk with no restrictions.

    I can talk for hours about my experiences. Email me with any questions but tend to go on and on

    i will be glad to answer questions..

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