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[HIP ARTHROSCOPY] Hip Arthroscopic pics

Ted8

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I had hip Arthroscopic surgery little over week ago I have been in pain with this hip for sometime. After surgery received these pictures and thought at my follow up today they could explain them to me but Dr on vacation so told I have to wait 6 weeks when I have another appointment. Wondering if anyone could give me some information and why so much redness . I have great Dr. and surgeon and recovery is going well would like to have more information on what was done.

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Hello @Ted8 , and :welome:.

I've moved your post from the Other Joints area to the Hip Replacement Recovery Area, where people know more about hips.

Please will you tell us the full date you had the arthroscopy, and which hip it was, so we can make a signature for you? Knowing the exact date often helps us to advise you appropriately. Thank you :flwrysmile:

I'm going to ask @Josephine , our Nurse Director, to advise you. She has many years of experience in orthopaedics.
Unfortunately, I don't think that she'll be able to tell you much from those pictures and, ethically, it will have to be your own surgeon who gives you any diagnosis.
 

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Hello and Welcome! Thanks for joining us here.
Crazy you have to wait so long for an explanation. I'll bet the forum nurse will have some commentary for you. I'll look forward to her response. Pics look like the moon to me :shrug: But then again, what do I know, lol.
It's good to hear your recovery is going well.

Following you'll find the Recovery Guidelines. Lots of beneficial info within.
Take a peek and stop back often. We'd love to follow your progress.
Happy Tuesday! :wave:


Hip Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
rest
elevate
ice
take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​
3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.
4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
5. At week 4 and after you should follow this
6. Access to these pages on the website

Pain management and the pain chart
Healing: how long does it take?
Chart representation of THR recovery

Dislocation risk and 90 degree rule
Energy drain for THRs
Pain and swelling control: elevation is the key

Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it

Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.

We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery.

While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask the at each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
 

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Sorry, never been able to 'interpret' those photos. It needs experience in arthroscopy.
 

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