Hip to be repaired
February 17, 2010 10:24 AM Subscribe
I was just scheduled to have surgery on a labral tear
in my hip this Monday. What do I need to know going into this, and what will my recovery be like?
posted by soleilMia to health & fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am a 36-year old female who works a sedentary office job, and works out (kickboxing & boot camp-type classes, with a little core work) five days a week.
I'm not sure exactly when my hip started to hurt, but after it didn't stop, checked in with the doctor. He referred me to an orthopedic doc who said my x-rays looked fine, then tried to get me an MRI.
Insurance had me do 6 weeks of physical therapy before I got it, and the verdict was a labral tear- torn cartilage. Doc won't know until going in if the surgery will be arthroscopic or traditional.
Never had a surgery before, but am less scared of it than the very-long sounding recovery. How can I optimize my time in order to make the best recovery possible? Also, is there anything I should be doing right now to ease my first week at home? I live in a two-story house, downstairs bathroom is only a half.
Never been through this, so am not quite sure what questions to even ask.