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A 39-year-old male asked:

I have fai right hip. arthroscopic surgery is april 6. today mri discovered need left ankle scope debridement. can both be done in 1 surgery 2 surgeon?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Probably not: Technically, yes it could be done, but it is probably not a good idea. If you had to have a right hip scope and left ankle scope that required non weight bearing after surgery, you would be pretty close to being bed ridden. Where as if you did one side at a time you could be up with crutches.

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