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

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Recovery from hip arthroscopy can take 4 months to a year.

In brief: Yes

Recovery from hip arthroscopy can take 4 months to a year.
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Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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