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Dr. Mark Pack
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How soon after arthroscopic surgery to clean up femoroacetabular impingement will I be able to fly non stop for 9-10 hours on a plane as a passenger?

How soon after arthroscopic surgery to clean up femoroacetabular impingement will I be able to fly non stop for 9-10 hours on a plane as a passenger?

Check with surgeon: You need to check with your surgeon's office for details concerning your specific case. In general, we prefer our post surgical patients to avoid air travel of greater than 1.5 hours for at least 10-14 days. No sound evidence one way or another on this issue. Goal is to avoid placing the postop patient in an environment where limited motion could lead to a DVT (leg clot). ...Read more

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My doctor gave me some Celebrex 400mg I have femoroacetabular impingement and surgery in 2 months. The bag says take 1 per day morn. Can I take pm?

My doctor gave me some Celebrex 400mg I have femoroacetabular impingement and surgery in 2 months. The bag says take 1 per day morn. Can I take pm?

Why not ask?: The doctor who prescribed it is the best source for clarification. Call the office with your question and provide easy ways for the answer to get back to you at the doctor's convenience since it's not an emergency. They'll be happy to reply. It's probably okay, but ask. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What can treat femoroacetabular impingement?

What can treat femoroacetabular impingement?

Usually surgery: Most patients try physical therapy first. However, femoroacetabular impingement is usually best treated with surgery to address both the cause and repair the damage from the impingement. It can often be done arthroscopically but you should find an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. David Trettin
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I need to know what is your experience treating femoroacetabular impingement in patients?

I need to know what is your experience treating femoroacetabular impingement in patients?

Variable: Femoroacetabular impingement ( fai) is being diagnosed w/ increasing frequency by orthopedic surgeons." cam" and "pincer" fai is frequently diagnosed in patients w/ hip pain, minimal x-ray changes but an MRI which is diagnostic . Often seen in middle aged adults presenting w/ hip pain from scfe or ddh from childhood. Arthroscopic ( or open) debridement can yield decent results but deteriorate.... ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
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Subsequent to having hip impingement surgery, will it re-occur?

Subsequent to having hip impingement surgery, will it re-occur?

Hip pain: Arthroscopic surgery can remove the spur that is pinching and causing pain Can have regrowth of osteophyte or other pathology ...Read more

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