If I have anemia can they still do hip arthroscopy?

Y- with MD clearance. The short answer is likely, "yes". You will likely need medical clearance from your primary care provider, and a thorough evaluation by the anesthesia team prior to your date of actual surgery to make sure the entire surgical team is aware of any issues specific to your condition ahead of time.
Yes. Hip arthroscopy looses very little blood. In general, we loose between 1 and 50cc of blood from a hip arthroscopy procedure. I would perform hip arthroscopy on an anemic patient unless there are underlying heart conditions that make the anesthesia more risky.

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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...
That depends. Depending on how anemic you actually are, the reason for your anemia, and what is actually planned during your surgery, you may be best to postpone your procedure. While blood loss during hip arthroscopy is typically minimal, it would be smartest not to put yourself at any increased risk for a bit very elective procedure. Read more...
Anemia. There are many causes for anemia and depending on the exact diagnosis the surgery may or may not be performed. A hematologist will have to address the causes and may make recommendations re: surgery. Read more...
Generally yes. Unless your anemia is critical, you can have surgery. Blood loss is minimal with this procedure. Read more...

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...
It would be ok. The blood loss grom surgeru will be10-20cc its the anesthesiologists call. Read more...
Scopy or plasty? Scopy probably ok, unless anemia severe enough to pose a threat to safely undergo anesthetic or other health problems. Hip replacement -arthroplasty- can lose significantly more blood and lead to transfusion. More important is to find cause for unexplained severe anemia, and that may itself be a reason to delay elective surgery. Read more...
Anemia. If you are anemic, surgery should be postponed until a thorough hematologic work up is performed and completed. Hip arthroscopy is "elective.". Read more...

Is it common if my hips still hurt after having hip arthroscopy done to repair torn cartilage?

2-12 weeks of pain. Hip arthroscopy causes postop discomfort of a mild to moderate nature that progressively improves within the first 2-12 weeks. Discuss expectations of pain resolution with your surgeon as he/she will know best what you should expect based upon the exact injury and treatment rendered. Read more...
Generally no. If you underwent labral repair and joint otherwise intact would expect resolution of pain. Persistent pain suggests that underlying bony abnormalities that likely contributed to development of the labral tearing may have not been adequately addressed. Alternatively ongoing pain may be related to early arthritic changes of the joint which really can't be corrected with arthroscopy. Read more...

Why is the bend of my foot on top still sore and sensative after a hip arthroscopy 5 days ago?

Local trauma. Possibly positional during procedure, should resolve quickly. Any visible bruising? Ask your surgeon. Read more...
Positioning. Hip arthroscopy requires that the leg be held in a certain way, and traction is typically applied to the leg as well, all of which typically means that your foot would be placed into a special holder to accomplish the positioning and traction, which ultimately means that your foot may have some discomfort from the positioning and pulling. That should completely resolve though. Read more...

Hip arthroscopy post op day 10. Foot/ankle still painful, tender to touch and clicks. More painful post activity. Advice?

Post-op. Hi,10 days you are still in the immediate post-op period. Please contact the doctor who did your hip arthroscopy.I can't think why your foot/ankle would be tender and click after hip arthroscopy.Probably a different issue.Get well soon. Read more...

I'm 13 week s/p hip arthroscopy, cam and pincer impingment, 2 ancors in labrum. I am still having muscle spasms is this normal? Taking fexeril for them

Hip arthroscopy. The vast majority of ors in us do not do or have not trained in hip arthroscopy.That being said, my patients who undergo hip 'scopes commonly c/o spasms; esp w/ labral repairs or debridements.Alot of muscle, then the hip capsule to penetrate during a hip scope... So spasms 3 mo. Later would not be unusual . Esp w/ labral repairs. Read more...

How do they do hip arthroscopy?

Hip scope . Thru three or four small incisions a camera and operative tools are inserted . This allows the surgeon to repair or remove tissue. Read more...
2-3 small incisions. Traction is applied to the leg to separate the hip joint, small instruments are introduced into the hip. Cartilage is often fixed and bone shaved away. Read more...
Typically a patient. Is placed on a special table called a hip distractor. This opens the hip joint space up about 1cm. He or she will then make a series of poke holes to access the joint. Similar to a shoulder or a knee but much more difficult. Thank you! Read more...

How painful is a hip arthroscopy?

Depends. 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. Read more...
Not much. Most of my patients report very little pain despite big surgery. The hip is very forgiving regarding pain. Read more...
Mild-moderate pain. Hip arthroscopy is a diagnostic and therapeutic surgical procedure that entails placing a small camera the width of a pencil into the hip through a small 1 cm incision. Other similar incisions about the hip region allow instruments to be carefully placed into the hip to treat various injuries. Usually an outpatient procedure with pain well-controlled by oral (pill) narcotic medications. Read more...

Has anyone had hip arthroscopy done?

Yes. I have done and send patients over to a hip arthroscopist with labral tears that really help the patient. Read more...
Not me . But I do hip arthroscopies! checkout www.Hip-scope.Com to see testimonials of people who had one done. Read more...