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What can I expect after a hip arthroscopy?

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Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Mild-moderate pain

Most hip arthroscopy procedures are amenable to outpatient surgery.
Pain is managed with oral narcotics initially and titrated toward otc meds as rapidly as your pain symptoms allow. Weight bearing with or without crutches should be discussed with your surgeon. Physical therapy is usually indicated and ordered for 6-12 weeks.

In brief: Mild-moderate pain

Most hip arthroscopy procedures are amenable to outpatient surgery.
Pain is managed with oral narcotics initially and titrated toward otc meds as rapidly as your pain symptoms allow. Weight bearing with or without crutches should be discussed with your surgeon. Physical therapy is usually indicated and ordered for 6-12 weeks.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Variable

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.

In brief: Variable

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.
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
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