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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

Decompression (Definition)

Decompression (surgery), a procedure used to treat spinal stenosis (in spinal decompression), carotid artery stenosis or any condition where a ...Read more


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6 months post op. R hip cam decompression, labral tear. Still having quite a bit of pain. Dr said normal, can take a long time. Any thoughts?

6 months post op. R hip cam decompression, labral tear. Still having quite a bit of pain. Dr said normal, can take a long time. Any thoughts?

Can be long: Hip arthroscopy is evolving. We are learning that we need to take away more bone than we used to think. By 6 months, you should be improving. If not improving or if new symptoms arise, such as clicking, you need a new evaluation. If you are improving, hang in there. ...Read more

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Is it a pinched nerve have pain n the front inner & side of thigh. Have pain n lower back, hips, pubic bone, groin area. Can decompression help this?

Is it a pinched nerve have pain n the front inner & side of thigh. Have pain n lower back, hips, pubic bone, groin area. Can decompression help this?

Depends: This depends on what your imaging reveals. Lumbar stenosis can cause back pain and pain into thighs which are worse with ambulation. Decompression can help this with or without a fusion depending on your specific image and exam. However you are very young for something like this to happen. Please be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Had hip scope 4 cam decompression 8/13. Still having 8/10 pain. MRI & X-ray r neg. 1 surgeon said there's nothing to do and I need to live w it. True?

Had hip scope 4 cam decompression 8/13. Still having 8/10 pain. MRI & X-ray r neg. 1 surgeon said there's nothing to do and I need to live w it. True?

Not necessarily : Pain has to have a source. If the pain in the hip is still present, then you need to work with your doctor to figure out why. Maybe it's not just the hip joint, but could be coming from the lumbar spine or sacroiliac joint. A lot of times all these structures can overlap in where pain is felt. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is decompression syndrome?

Could you explain what is decompression syndrome?

DCS: Decompression sickness (dcs) is also called the bends. When a diver descends in the water- pressure increases. As the diver ascends there is less pressure which allows dissolved gas to form bubbles in body tissues. This can cause a variety of different symptoms ; in some cases can lead to death. It could also occur in an unpressurized aircraft going to high altitude, if a halo parachutist does not. ...Read more

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Hows spinal decompression done?

Hows spinal decompression done?

Surgical: If you have spinal stenosis that require surgery, then a laminectomy is usually the type of surgery that would resolve the tightness. If you have a room that is full of people, and you want to make the room bigger you take the roof off. Essentially the lamina is the roof of the spinal canal and this can be removed to make more room for the spinal nerve elements. ...Read more

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What is decompression laminectomy?

Spine surgery: Decompression laminectomy is where the surgeon takes off the bone and lamina on the backside of the spine. It is most commonly done for spinal stenosis where there is a narrowing of the spinal canal and it can be a useful procedure depending on the patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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Spinal decompression..How does it work?

Removing pressure: By removing pressure on the spinal cord (discs, tumors etc( the normal function restored provided there was no permanent damage done to the cord while under pressure. ...Read more