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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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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery is also known as Arthroscopy. Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...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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I am having hip arthroscopy this week. If I test positive for anemia, should they still do the surgery?

Depends...: Anemia is not uncommon in many situations... Eg. Menstruating women. It also depends on the severity, your age, co-existent medical problems, etc. Your primary care doctor should be able to answer this more accurately. This is purely elective surgery... Make sure you are in the best health possible before surgery. Do not worry about the inconvenience to the surgeon! ...Read more

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I am having hip arthroscopy this week. If I turn out to have anemia will they still do the surgery?

I am having hip arthroscopy this week. If I turn out to have anemia will they still do the surgery?

It depends: If the anemia is mild, for instance a hemoglobin level of 8 or 9, or chronic and stable, you should be able to have the surgery. A hemoglobin level less than 10 in an otherwise healthy individual should be investigated to see why its low. If the anemia is severe, it will need to be worked up and corrected. Anemia is less acceptable if there is heart disease and certain other conditions. ...Read more

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I am having a left hip arthroscopy in 2 weeks time. I took 150mg testosterone enanthate 4 times overthe last 2 weeks. Will this effect my surgery?

I am having a left hip arthroscopy in 2 weeks time. 
I took 150mg testosterone enanthate 4 times overthe last 2 weeks. Will this effect my surgery?

Not directly, but:: Testosterone replacement therapy is associated with increased risk of venous thromboembolism(DVT and pulmonary embolism). The risk is likely small and preventive measures are routinely ordered pre and/or post op to prevent DVT but you should mention this to your surgeon. It may be wise to not take any more testosterone till a month after surgery. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I had a hip arthroscopy surgery four days ago for cam impingement and labral tears. Today, I have numbnessbelow my knee. Is there something to worry about?

I had a hip arthroscopy surgery four days ago for cam impingement and labral tears. Today, I have numbnessbelow my knee. Is there something to worry about?

No, not Realy: After surgery, you are not moving fully. The location or extent of numbness, along with a strength examination by your surgeon or therapist will guide further testing and treatment. When sitting more than one hour, some sciatica can occur, with numbness keep moving and doing the therapy exercises. Notify your surgeon immediately for swelling or warmth in the leg below the knee. ...Read more

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I had a hip arthroscopy surgery four days ago for cam impingement and labral tears. Today, I have numbnessbelow my knee. Is there something to worry about?

Possibly not: Depends some: did the numbness begin 4 days after? Or has it been present since the surgery itself? Did you have any form of nerve block before the procedure? There is risk with the traction used in this type of surgery to put pressure on the nerve in the groin area, but this typically cause numbness in the genital region more so than distal to the knee. ...Read more

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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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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


Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Hip Arthroscopy (Definition)

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 ...Read more