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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more


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On 12/27/14 I had an arthroscopic subacromial decompression/bursectomy. Felt great for 6 wks. Now im in more pain and popping/clicking is worse. Why?

See your ORS: Arthroscopic subacromial decompression is unusual for a 28 yr. Old to have without some other diagnosis or primary problem (shoulder instability, os acromiale, slap tear, etc.)from your hx. I see that you have already had arthroscopic labral repair...Either your shoulder is 'slipping' (subluxating)and / or your labral repair is failing or your joint capsule is 'loose'. See an experienced ors. ... ...Read more

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Can u please describe in detail what they do when u have arthroscopic labral debridment acromioplasty synovectomy and bursectomy surgery of left shoulder?

Can u please describe in detail what they do when u have arthroscopic labral debridment acromioplasty synovectomy and bursectomy surgery of left shoulder?

See Below: Acromioplasty (commonly referred to as spur removal or shaving) is one of the most commonly performed shoulder procedures and is also considered to be one of the most overperformed procedures. I would recommend you consider a second opinion with a shoulder specialist to firmly establish the reasons behind your shoulder pain. http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/labrum-tear-slap-lesion. Htm for more... ...Read more

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In september I had arthroscopic surgery on my left shoulder. I had labral and AC debridement, bursectomy and decompression. Why am I still in pain.?

In september I had arthroscopic surgery on my left shoulder. I had labral and AC debridement, bursectomy and decompression. Why am I still in pain.?

Many reasons: The first thing to do is check with your surgeon.

Continued pain after a surgery can be from an improper diagnosis, not fully taking care of the problem during surgery, or recurrent tears at the shoulder.

Without knowing what you were going in for -- i.e. What was your diagnosis, it is difficult to tell if what was done to your shoulder was the correct thing.

Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a hip bursectomy 3 weeks ago and now the front and outside of my calf is killing me. I also have some foot pain on and off. It is in my left leg?

I had a hip bursectomy 3 weeks ago and now the front and outside of my calf is killing me. I also have some foot pain on and off. It is in my left leg?

Leg pain, calf pain: You need to be seen by your surgeon. It could be anything like a blood clot in the legs which sometimes happens after a lower limb surgeries.. Infections is another possibility. Follow up with your surgeon ...Read more

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What is a hip arthroscopy?

What is a hip arthroscopy?

Minimally invasive: Arthroscopy entails placing a camera in a joint through a small 1-2 cm incision. Shoulders and knees are the most common joints to undergo arthroscopy however, with advances in equipment and techniques, the hip can also be treated. There are numerous conditions which can be address arthroscopically in the hip: impingement, labral tears, loose bodies, synvovitis, and snapping hip are a few. ...Read more

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How do they do hip arthroscopy?

How do they do hip arthroscopy?

Hip scope: Thru three or four small incisions a camera and operative tools are inserted. This allows the surgeon to repair or remove tissue. ...Read more

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How painful is a hip arthroscopy?

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Depends: The hip arthroscopy is still young. Depending on the expertise of your surgeon, and the amount of work to be done, the hip arthroscopy can be minimally painful or can be very uncomfortable for months. When we reshape the bone and repair the labrum, it is a good amount of surgery (though less than an open surgery). If we just look or clean up, it is quite benign. ...Read more

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Has anyone had hip arthroscopy done?

Yes.: I have done and send patients over to a hip arthroscopist with labral tears that really help the patient. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a hip arthroscopy?

What can I expect after a hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy: Soreness and tight feeling are to be expected. Low back pain and hip pain can be present. Physiotherapy is very important after surgery to help your recovery. At 4-5 months from surgery you may still feel sore after exercise but this is normal. As your body becomes stronger you will be able to do more and increase your activity. ...Read more

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What can I expect after a hip arthroscopy?

What can I expect after a hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy: Soreness and tight feeling are to be expected. Low back pain and hip pain can be present. Physiotherapy is very important after surgery to help your recovery. At 4-5 months from surgery you may still feel sore after exercise but this is normal. As your body becomes stronger you will be able to do more and increase your activity. ...Read more

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What can you expect after a hip arthroscopy?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the condition being treated by the hip arthroscopy; but it is a minimally invasive surgical procedure; and most people are doing well from the surgery itself by 2-4 weeks postop. ...Read more

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Hip arthroscopy - what is the experience like?

Hip arthroscopy - what is the experience like?

Good: The field of hip arthroscopy has grown significantly over the last several years. The procedure is typically done as an outpatient, and involves several small incisions. For some conditions recovery can be as quick as a month, while for others 4-6 months. ...Read more

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What are the common complications from hip arthroscopy?

What are the common complications from hip arthroscopy?

Failure to improve: Complications after hip arthroscopy are rare, but also include infection, blood clots and nerve or blood vessel damage. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hip arthroscopy?

What is the definition or description of: hip arthroscopy?

Hip arthroscopy: Allows one with an arthroscope and instrumentation to examine the central, peripheral and peritrochanteric compartments of the hip. The labrum in the hip joint can be assessed along with surrounding articular cartilage; impingement lesions such as the pincer and/or cam can be addressed and the hip abductors (glutes) can be assessed. Synovial disease, loose bodies can be taken care of as well. ...Read more

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Why do I have hip pain and with arthroscopic prucedure help?

Hip pain: Simplistically--anterior ie groin area pain could be arthritic or muscular in origin, lateral pain is often bursitis while pain in back of hip often comes from the spine. If no help with advil or aleve (naproxen). See your pcp. Arthroscopy is done much more for knee issues than hip and certainly not early in the course. ...Read more

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I am really scared about my upcoming hip arthroscopy. Any advice?

I am really scared about my upcoming hip arthroscopy. Any advice?

Relax: It is not uncommon to be anxious about an upcoming surgery. Hip arthroscopy is performed through very small incisions, and the postoperative pain typically improves rapidly over a few days. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for arthroscopic hip surgery?

What is the recovery time for arthroscopic hip surgery?

3-4 months: Recovery is dependent on the extent of cartilage damage at the time of surgery. I start my patients they day after surgery with gentle motion with a therapist. This starts passive and then moves to active. Your surgeon should provide you a protocol. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time from arthroscopic hip surgery?

What is the recovery time from arthroscopic hip surgery?

Depends on procedure: Recovery varies from 3-4 weeks, to 4-6 months depending on what is performed at the time of surgery. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after arthroscopic hip surgery?

What is the recovery time after arthroscopic hip surgery?

3-4 months: Recovery is dependent on the extent of cartilage damage at the time of surgery. I start my patients they day after surgery with gentle motion with a therapist. This starts passive and then moves to active. Your surgeon should give you a protocol. ...Read more

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How can I use the bathroom after hip arthroscopy surgery?

How can I use the bathroom after hip arthroscopy surgery?

Yes: The small portal incisions are out of harms way and will not prevent normal use of the bathroom. You may well be significantly slower with all the logistics involved but still able indeed. Sitting with hip flexed to 90 degrees is allowed after arthroscopy. Most arthroscopy distraction systems have a large firm but soft post centered about your perineum. This can cause postoperative discomfort. ...Read more

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How doi go to the bathroom after hip arthroscopy surgery?

Just like you always: I do not require sitting restrictions after hip arthroscopy. Just be careful and deliberate getting up and down from any low chair. In over 3000 cases I have never had a patient need an elevated toilet seat. ...Read more

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How can I go to the bathroom after having hip arthroscopy surgery?

How can I go to the bathroom after having hip arthroscopy surgery?

Yes: My typical restrictions for my patients are with regards to weight bearing when walking and twisting of the hip. Sitting is ok. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate my fear of getting an IV for my hip arthroscopy?

Medicines: Will help. Usually the anesthesiologist can give a patient a sedative or valium prior to help with any anxiety from peri-operative issues. You typically need to sign the consent for surgery first so you are of right mind. You can also get some cream to help numb the skin. ...Read more

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3 months p/o hip arthroscopy for labral repair. Hip locked up getting up from bed, painful. Resolved. Concern?

Probably not: If it just happened on one occasion and has not recurred, then I would not worry to much about it. If it becomes a recurrent problem, it may be a sign of a retort labrum. ...Read more

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Cost of hip arthroscopy for labral tear?

Covered by insurance: In most cases the procedure is covered by insurance. Codes exist for most of the main procedures that are performed. Some portions of the procedure are "unlisted" and patients sometimes need to pay this up front and then work with the insurance to pay this back to patient directly. ...Read more

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If I have anemia can they still do hip arthroscopy?

Yes: There is typically very little blood loss associated with hip arthroscopy. ...Read more

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I have a slightly torn labrum (hip), no real pain. Should I get arthroscopic surgery or wait and see how it feels? Or some other course of action? Ty

Depend upon concomit: Torn hip labrum is usually associated with other hip pathgology specially fai (femoro acetabular impigment0if the torn labrum is repair, what caused the labrum to tear need to be fix as well. What symptoms do you have? Obiosly you went to see thedr because something was bothering you and if those symptoms interfiere with your activities it should be fix. ...Read more