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Hip Impingement Surgury

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Matt30, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. LMAC

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    Wife had it done its a day surgery, its done then your home, flat out for a couple of days then its starting to move asap they dont want to keep you still for long.
     
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    I was talking to the surgeon today and I was gonna ask how long until I play hockey again, but I was scared of the answer so I didn't :happysad:
     
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    My mom is out of surgery and resting as of 9:30am...woot, can't wait to see her able to walk around again.
     
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    New hip or repair?
     
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    repair, well i have my preop appt on friday
     
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    New hip, man I am surprised...she was in agony for a year...day after surgery. No pain. Still has lots of recovery but no constant pain is a huge step already.
     
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    Hopefully all goes well for her. My uncle had double hips done last year....you should see him now! Huge improvement
     
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    Yeah, she's up and around with the walker by herself, she gets to go home now.
     
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    We'll, all is done. Recovery begins. Pretty quick procedure. I think I was put to sleep around 9:30am, and I got home shortly after 1pm. Still a little tired, but the more I get up and walk around the better it feels.

    Thanks to everyone who has contributed information to the thread. Best of luck with your procedure Luke, so far it doesn't seem near as bad as what they make it out to be. Any questions, let me know. I don't have much to do for the next 6 weeks :lol:
     
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    Were you affected by the surgery cancelations at all?
     
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    I hope you have a speedy recovery!
     
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    No sir. I was not done in the hospital, I was done at a private clinic by the surgeon from the hospital

    The way it was explained to me was like this: all major stuff like hip/knee replacements that require an overnight stay are done in the hospital. My surgery used to require me to stay over night, that was the original plan a year ago. But now with them trying to speed up wait times, all day surgeries like knee scopes, arthroscopic surgeries and stuff will be done in a few private clinics around the city, and they moved my procedure to day surgery status. So luckily I wasn't anywhere near contaminated tools.

    And thank you cohiba for the well wishes
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Did they find any other damage while in there? they think i may have torn some stuff as well i have another MRI to confirm on the 21 but my surgery could be any day now
     
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    Only thing that was torn was my labrum. As far as I know there was no suprises. I have a video of the operation but I dunno what the fuck I'm looking at. I didn't get to talk to the surgeon after recovery it was just like "ok you're awake, get out" :lol:
     
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    Today I found out they did a micro fracture procedure. Basically they drill small holes in the hip bone to encourage repair. Which really sucks because I've been off crutches for 2 days not knowing about this, and the surgeon only wants 20% weight on that leg, although it feels like I could start jogging. I knew the recovery was going too smooth
     
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    July 6th for me is when im going to get mine fixed
     
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    Awesome. I can tell ya its great not waking up with that pain every morning. Are they doing both?
     
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    But i already wake up in pain. no just the left is getting done for now.
     
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    From what I've saw from talking to people who have had it done, I'd say you will have a relatively easy recovery. It seems that the ones with the lower body strength have the good recovery, while not so active people have told me their recovery is brutal.

    I'm about 4.5 weeks out of recovery and fairly certain I could resume jogging, but I won't. Still taking a light duty approach. Ditched crutches after a week and I have already returned to work.
     
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    well monday is the day good to hear you got back to work early and ditched the crutches, they have me off for july at work but its not for sure
     
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    Good luck tomorrow. Post updates I'm interested to see how our recoveries differ.
     
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    Had it done, and I'm quoting the Dr who said it was a mess... Large piece of bone needed shaving had to remove something floating and use anchors to attach the labrium back as it was torn off, go me
     
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    Time table for the other side?
     
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    Not sure, once the left is better we will see how the right is
     
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    Almost three weeks post surgery follow up tomorrow, i feel like i could ditch the crutches now, but im going to wait it out till i get the ok, hopefully tomorrow,
     
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    I was the same way, but i was told to be on crutches for the full 6 weeks.

    Whats your discomfort level like?
     
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    They told me crutches for 3 weeks thank god, i have a bit of discomfort but all in all i just feel like a got smashed on the hip, i would say im doing really good.
     
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    I started physio they said i was a head of where they thought, only have to go 4 times then i can start my "normal" routine again
     
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    I'm gonna give hockey a go in October. I am basically 100%. Feeling fucking awesome.

    Glad to hear your recovery is going well. I figured it would.

    Also, we are the only ones paying attention to this thread :lol:
     
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    yes lol we totally are Matt30Matt30 . Im going to try to get my right hip done asap now
     
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    Matt30Matt30 Played hockey on friday it held up fine was weird at first but didnt notice it after a while
     
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    My first game back is in a week. I suspect it will feel fine. Living life now like there was never a hip problem in the first place :banana:
     
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    It probably felt weird, because you probably did what I did. Built up different muscle rhythms to compensate for the pain. I know my left side will appreciate the right side pulling its weight again!
     
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    Here’s a strange one.

    it’s been over 6 years since the procedure. I got a call from the surgeons office last week saying they would like some feedback from my recovery and scheduled a phone call for today.

    So after 6 years I was basically asked if I could bend down to tie my shoes, if I could walk up and down the stairs, and what I did for a living.

    They waited all that time to basically ask if I was a functioning adult. Not entirely sure what they are going to do with that information :wtf:
     

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