Madison Heights, MI
A 22-year-old female asked:
Opting for a bilateral hip core decompression. will i be in a wheelchair or crutches?what is recovery times like?have a desk job can i go back quick?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Core Decompr. "CD": Cd can be done as an inpatient procedure with a short hospitalization, but there is a recent trend toward doing it on an outpatient basis. Patients are usually maintained on partial weightbearing with crutches for 6 weeks to 3 months.
Other procedures have higher morbidity complications, and require more vigorous protection from weightbearing, usually 3+ mos.
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