My son is 15 years old and needs a hip replacement due to avascular necrosis that was caused when pins were inserted into his hip a year ago because he had developed SUFE.
The other option he has is having his hip fused but we do not honeslty think that is the best option as he already has very limited mobility and that will just make it even worse.
Of course I am very worried (as his mum) but at the same time I want him to have some of his life back, he has really missed out on a lot.
He has to make the decision on what to do, if he decides to have the hip replacement then he will have it done at Stanmore.
I just wondered if anyone else so young has had a replacement - it's all very scary.