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Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery Recovery
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
Any ideas on the likelihood of femoroacetabular impingement leading to hip replacement in later years?
Unknown: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00571 ...Read more
Had motorcycle accident fractured patella (repaired with wire). Now 5 years later i have Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), accident worsen FAI?
Impossible to say: the question is impossible to answer. ...Read more
Diagnosis Dependent: Although shoulder impingement is a very common diagnosis, you may be interested to learn that the commonly held belief by many patients and surgeons that a "spur" is cutting into the rotator cuff is not the most current thinking. So make sure you are comfortable you have the correct diagnosis before considering shoulder surgery. Learn more here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2010. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have got shoulder impingement and been told either cortisone which i had and didn't help or surgery and long recovery what's best option?
Lumbar MRI showed N impingement @ L5-S1 & poss surgery'd be microdiscectomy to remove extruded part w/ min recovery. Now symptoms indicate L3-L4 impingement too. How would this change poss surgery/recovery?
Back surgery: You need to ask your surgeon, however if MRI was fairly recent and showed no problems at L3/L4 then answer probably no change. Pain could be from the extruded fragment migrating slightly and/or inflammation. If you were to have additional disc problems at L3/L4 then surgery somewhat lengthened but really shouldn't affect recovery much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
1hr to scope: Typically this arthroscopic procedure takes about an hour and can be done with a combination of regional/general anesthetic. The inflamed bursa and bone spurs are removed. Therapy starts about 2 weeks after surgery and full recovery is 3-4 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 3 months: When done arthroscopicaly, recovery is very rapid. Usually, therapy will start 2 weeks after surgery. As long as the rotator cuff does not need to be repaired, most are able to use there arm in a month. By three months, most people are back to normal activities. The surgery involves removal of the inflamed bursal tissue and osteophytes called an acromioplasty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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