I'm having a tear of the acetabular labrum repaired athroscopically. What can I expect ?
I have had a couple of MRIs done (one at the facility I work at, even!) and a 3D CT scan.
I've had multiple doctors diagnose the problem - a deformation on the greater trochanter (near the femur head) has caused a tear of the labrum in the acetabulum. The fix is to arthroscopically invade the hip capsule, remove the deformation and repair or remove the tear. this is related to the accident refered to here and here, in case you were wondering.
The surgeon is confident I'll be weight bearing on the leg in a day or two and not much more than 2-3 weeks on crutches and maybe a few more with a cane. Given my age and general health, he expects a relatively quick recovery.
two questions :
Is this reasonable ? I've spoken to a couple of others with similar diagnoses, but more input never hurts.
What should I expect pain and recovery wise ? Same as above, I've spoken with some - I'm looking to broaden my understanding.
Go ahead and answer anything you think I haven't considered. Let me hear about your experience with this surgery.