First off I would just like to say that I am so appreciative that
there are sites like this one to help fellow patients make informed
decisions about health care. Thanks to everyone who has shared their
I am a new poster, although I have been reading posts for a little
while. I am gathering information as I am afraid hip resurfacing may
be in my future. I am 5.5 months post op from a bi-lateral hipscope
for femeroactabular impingment. This surgery in August 07 was
actually a revision to my right side, which was originally scoped in
May of 06, and a "first timer" for my left. My right was doing well
until at 9 months post-op I did some stupid stuff and re-injured it.
along with the left.
This recent bilateral surgery has been much, much more difficult and
so far I have been very disappointed with my recovery. After my May
06 scope, I was really doing well at 5 months. Lots of walking and
other activities that I had not been able to do for a long time.
I am not sure if I just need to be more patient with this recent
surgery and wait it out, or if this surgery has been a failure. Part
of the problem in figuring that out is that the surgeons are so vague
about the recovery process for hipscopes. I do know that the more
work you need to have done the longer the recovery process ( and the
less likely for a successful result). They tell you that recovery can
take a full year. I guess I need to give it the full amount of time.
I have been on the yahoo group for hipscopes and the FAI group, where
I have seen the gamut when it comes to recoveries. Some are literally
dancing and running at 3 months, others don't feel well for a full
year. At 5 months I still cant flex my hip more than 90 degrees,
can't do more than a flight of stairs, cant walk more than 20
minutes, cant get down on the floor or get back up. Any of these
activites really flare up my pain, all the way into the feet. I can
tell my doc is not happy with those results, but he just says that I
still have enough cartilage and to give the recovery a year.
Anyways, I am trying to decide if it is worth a consultation at this
point with a resurfacing doctor or if I should give it a few more
months. I am so sad and frustrated I could scream!
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