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Just wondering if anybody has ever had their hip scope and if so what kind of experience did you have??? I am going in on dec 9th and just wanted a little heads up as to what to expect. I am 26 years old and a bit nervous about the operation and know very little about what it entails.
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replied November 17th, 2005
Hi. I had a hip scope several years before my thr. I'll admit, the procedure was certainly uncomfortable - but I have a feeling a large part of it was because the doc was inexperienced. He had to bring someone in mid-procedure to help him. If it's at all possible, try to find out who is doing to procedure (if you don't already know) and how many scopes he/she has done.

I was able to see what the doc saw on the screen, and that part was cool!

It was an outpatient procedure and if memory serves me correctly, the recovery time wasn't bad.

Good luck!
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replied November 14th, 2007
Hip Scope to Underdog
Only have a minute but would chat more later.

I just had a scope Nov5th, Had a Femoral Impingment (boney area on my hip, he removed it by shaving it or something similar.Also had problems with my labrum, ended up being worn out so they did a debribement meaning removed it thru some sort of shaving it down.

The procedure went quite well, leg very swollen for two days especially around the knee, I started to evevate it more and within the 3rd or 4th day it was back to normal. Not a great amount of pain. Considing what I had to put up with over the years I could have got by without any.

Hard thing is knowing what I can do strength and stretching wise. Doctor didn't give me much except for he said I could get on a bike anytime soon
but take it easy. I was still pretty doped up when I taked to my doctor last so it was hard remembering much. Anyways the 1st 2 days biking wouldn't have been possible because of the swelling. Swelling didn't cause pain but it scared me a little . Day 4 I went for a 15 minute bike really no pain went day 5 again and also on day 8 and today day 9.

I've constantly been searching from day 1 after surgery for what I can or should do and couldn't find anything until day 6 and those where exercises for a person after hip replacement. Well I did most and a few and exspcially one of them I shouldn't have done and that being a leg raise Not only was I foolish enough to do it I probably did 6 or 7 even thou I had pain from the first one. I really wish I knew what I can be doing.

I hate sitting around (well sitting is hard so I hate lying around). Now I know why they put horse down after a broken leg.

When I 1st got home after the surgery (same day) in at 6:30am surgery around 9am woke up at around 11:30 in recovery room. Went home around 3pm. That evening I tried moving it a few movemoents I tried and then thought well that was stupid but a few that seemed good where moving my leg from the toes on the floor lightly back and forth and in bed trying to do slides (bring leg from straight position to 45 bent, I did this moving it with my good leg the same time also move ankle forward and backwards which I later found out are called ankle pumps.

Anyways just before I leave, the hardest thing is using the bathroom sitting on the john is hard you have to keep your bad leg out straight to avoid your knee being higher than your hip, evrytime 4 that my knee gets higher tha my hip I hear and feel a little pop or something. twice from bathroom even when trying to be careful you forget and twice getting off the coach while trying to get up without knowing it bang your in a bad position even when you treid to avoid it.

Anyways it's 8 days later and things are going pretty good and my Doctor
had very liitle experience with the Hip Scopes (new procedure last year in Canada) but the procedure I feel he has done a really good job. He's new to Hips but has been doing shoulders and other areas for years so he does have alot of experience using the tools and doing scopes. PS He actually did my shoulder and he did a excellent job and having him do my Hip I felt very comfortable.

But again find out now what exercises you can start with right away and also get a attachment for your toilet. People getting hip replacements have them. Wish I would have.

Good Luck.
Ace
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replied November 14th, 2007
Hip Scope
I had a right hip scope for torn labrum 4 years ago. Unfortunately I found no pain relief from it. Recovery was not bad - in fact I got pregnant 2 weeks after surgery (maybe that is why it didn't work!) My doc told me to use crutches for a few days - then I could do whatever I wanted. I spent one night in the hospital - only because my surgery was late in the day.
I also have dysplasia - which causes torn labrums quite often. I am now facing either replacement/resurface or an osteotomy (and I am 33). I also most likely have torn labrums in both hips now. I have been told that hips scopes on dysplastic hips are pointless - so if this is the cause of your torn labrum, you may want to seek out another opinion. If your torn labrum was caused by some kind of injury - I'm sure there is a greater chance of success.
Good Luck
Beth
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replied April 18th, 2009
torn labrum
Dear Beth...Do you feel this scope was worthwhile for you? Did anyone mention the weight of pregnancy on your hips and the possible outcome? I'm getting very frustrated with the health care industry these days. It seems the more technologically advanced we become, the less personal we are. It scares me to think that the patient and their lives are less important than the injury. I'm learning a lot on how to deal with specialists...as you have to do a quick study just to ask the right questions. They do not want to sit and talk with you...there is no relief, just more questions and more appointments.

I hope all goes well for you as you move forward. I have concerns as my 18yr daughter has hip problems and the doctors have opposing opinions , so we keep finding new doctors but noone prescribes treatment ....
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replied May 15th, 2009
torn labrum
I had my hip scoped about a year and half ago. I am a physical therapist and aerobics instructor. I had been impinging my hip since middle school (about 18 yrs ago) and finaly tore my labrum 6 yrs ago. I put off surgery for 5 yrs. I take glucosamine chondroitin faithfully to keep my hip pain down to a dull ache at times. I waited so long for the surgery partly because the thought of not teaching kickboxing for months did not thrill me and partly becasue a hip scope was such a new procedure and very few doctors did it(at least around here). I did not want to be one of the first ones to get it in my area. I survived two pregnancies and continued to teach aerobics after I tore my labrum. I probably ended up doing more damage in hind site but again there were no surgeons doing the procedure here I trusted. The first few days after surgery were the worst. My hip was sooooo swollen. Toileting was the worst. After 4 days though did not take a vicadin ever again, only tylenol as needed. I was non-weight bearing on crutches for 2 weeks. Then partial for two more weeks. I was back to aerobics within 3 months but not full out teaching. The hardest part was stretching/range of motion. I was so afraid to push it and looking back was correct in not pushing it into pain/impingement post surgery. I would say 6-12 months is when most people are going to really start to see the differences post-surgery. The other thing people need to do is get to therapy. I rehabed myself which included both land and water therapy. I can not stress how great the water therapy part was in progressing my rehab. My hip still hurts at times if I forget my glucosamine chondroitin or over do it in yoga but it does not hurt when I am teaching class which it did before surgery. I have had to come to grips with not ever having aspirations to run more then a few miles or being careful of some of the stretches I do but overall I am happy I got the surgery. It will be interesting over time what research shows for long term benefits. And now that some famous athletes like A-Rod (baseball) have gotten the surgery and we are better capable of diagnosing hip/labrum issues we will start to see more and more people having this surgery.
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replied May 20th, 2009
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I find it surprising how mobile a person is after hip procedures...Having watched my husband go through two knee replacements, I find this is less painful...This procedure you have gone through sounds interesting...I think his was too severe to chance this...He was offered it, but went to the extreme of the full hip replacement...

Good luck to you...
Caroline
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replied August 30th, 2009
torn labrum
Wow! All of this information was very helpful. I currenlty have a torn labrum, a cyst, and another area that appears "frayed" on the MRI. There is only one doctor that does the surgery in my area. I really just want to get it over with. Anything is better than what I am going trough now. My consultation with the surgeon is on 9/16, can't wait!
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replied October 19th, 2009
Beth (and others)
I also have dysplasia. Well I did I guess. I had the osteotomy done in April of 2005.I am 27 now. So i was kind of a test subject for them because it hadn't been done on someone as young as me before. My advice to you would be to get the osteotomy before replacement because if you're only 33, you will wear it out too quick and they don't like doing replacements on replacements. However, now I am having pain again and just found out today that I have to get a 3D CT scan done because the inventor of the osteotomy has come to learn that when the repostion the pelvic bone, it some cases (like mine), the bones will tend to rub and pinch each other. This is the reason for the 3D CT scan. After I get the results, I will need either a scope or the surgery where they file down the bones to stop the pain. So for now, I have to put up and shut up..lol.
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replied December 2nd, 2009
torn labrum hip arthroscopy
I had a torn labrum when I fell playing soccer. After a few visits to different doctors, someone found the torn labrum on my right hip. I went for arthroscopic surgery.
The first few days where painful, but after the 3rd day I could live with the pain without pain killers. I slowly starting rehab, stretching and doing hip exercises. At first it was painful on the front of the leg, I couldn't do leg lifts. I was doing stationary bike for 20-30 mins, then slowly the stair master, and I was walking /running for a little bit. I thought I was fine, until I went to my surgeon for a follow up visit. He twisted the leg while I was lying down, he moved it to the left and to the right, I felt a little pain, but I was fine with it. Later than night I found myself limping again, then the next two days I was in a lot of pain, even worst than after the surgery. I was on square one. I don't understand what happened. So I slowly started back on the exercises slowly increasing weight bearing and activity. I was biking, stair master, swimming, walking and jogging, then yesterday I went to the doctor for another follow up he did the same test on my leg, and again at night and today I'm back on the same pain, and again back to square one. I'm beginning to think that this doctor messed up some nerves in my hip, that get damaged everytime he moves the leg to the right. I'm getting scared. It's been 3 months after surgery, and I'm worst than before the surgery. My advise don't do it, or go to someone that is an expert on this.
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replied August 8th, 2011
How's your hip? May be undergoing what you did and wondered how you came out?
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replied August 9th, 2011
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AaaD,

I doubt that orodrigu will answer you, as that was his one and only posting, a year and a half ago.

You might ask your surgeon if he/she can arrange for you to speak with some of his/her patients that have undergone the same surgery you are going to have. They will sometimes do that for patients.

Good luck.
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replied December 7th, 2009
Hip Scope Surgeries
Im recovering from my 2nd hip scope. My first one on the right hip was done in June. It has been two weeks since my left hip. The surgeries are very simple. Most doctors are new at this. There are a few in the Nation who are pro's. Be comfortable with your doctors and do your own research, ask every question you can think of.

Im only 38, but have been a personal trainer and instructor for several years. The last year of teaching was very painful, for my right hip mostly. So much so that everything hurt. The "spurs" or bone growth on each hip joints were large. The right was fraying the labrum, and tearing up the ball joint. It is all nice and pretty now... seen the pictures.

Recovery... you should be starting physical therapy within approx 3 days after surgery. It can be painful at the beginning but very important to keep the joint lubricated. Doing homework therapy is important too. Bike riding is usually not recommended for several weeks after. After 2-4 weeks you go from 2 crutches to 1. Everyone is different, and doctors are still figuring it out. My right leg was extremely numb and bruised for weeks. I have four small incisions in each hip/upper thigh. Right now keeping off my left hip is affecting my right hip. I might not have waited long enough after the first surgeries recovery. (?)
I have come to realize, after several doctors telling me, I won't be teaching again. I will be happy to just walk without pain, ride my bike without pain, sit without pain. So far, its better than it was before both surgeries. I would do the surgeries again if I had a choice.
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replied December 7th, 2009
Re: Right Hip Scope Torn Labrum
underdog wrote:
Just wondering if anybody has ever had their hip scope and if so what kind of experience did you have??? I am going in on dec 9th and just wanted a little heads up as to what to expect. I am 26 years old and a bit nervous about the operation and know very little about what it entails.

Thanks for the advise


The surgery on each hip (different times) was approx 3 hours, outpatient surgery. I stayed on meds for maybe two days. The pain was ok. One side worse than the other. Depending what kind of scope you have done... I have four incisions. 3 in a line on the outside of my hip, one on the inside of the hip toward the groin. (I recommend doing your own "shaving" if you are shy) I started physical therapy 3 days after each surgery, which, was scarry, but necessary. A little sore the first time but after was great. You need to keep the joint lubricated, moving. Don't be afraid to move it, but don't put pressure on it until you are ready. Im at 2 weeks on my most recent scope. I will walk around with one crutch around the house, but use 2 outside the home, its dangerous out there. lol. Good luck to you. I hope this helped. Jenn
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replied December 21st, 2009
I'm the oldest person I know who has had this. I cannot over-emphasize the value of a GOOD physical therapist. And get on a bike. Stationary, road, mountain, reclining. It doesn't matter. Biking is THE best therapy. I have learned that pain in the outside (I-T band and over your greater trochanter "hip pointer") and backside (butt, glutes, hammies, posterior hip, hip "pointer" area (greater trochanter), are muscular/ ligementous and you can work through them; but pain in the groin/ front of the hip is more likely joint pain and you should take your Tylenol XS, or rely on your NSAIDS (I just discovered Celebrex 200 mg, once a day, and it's perfect for me).

I work for orthopedic surgeons, none of whom recommended hip arthroscopy for me because I'm 55. But I ran my last marathon just 2 years ago (in pain, I might add), I ski, backpack, and travel the world. I was NOT ready to hang it up and sit in a rocker. I found a doctor in Portland experienced with hip arthroscopy and now I'm 4 months down the road. The symptoms of catching, give way, and aching are gone. Most of my rehab has been retraining muscles that spent 3 years protecting my injured hip (that's how long it took to find someone who could even diagnose my hip pain). If you have a torn labrum in your hip, here's what I recommend:
1- look until you find an EXPERIENCED hip arthroscopy surgeon; 2- be prepared for a few days (or more...) of a lot of swelling and bruising 3- steel yourself to getting on a bike of some sort EVERY DAY for the first 3 MONTHS after your surgery, even if just for 5-10 minutes 4- sign up for a yoga class, or get a really good yoga DVD and gently but persistenly do it and 5- find a really good physical therapist. Those people are amazing, and can teach even the most savvy athlete among you things you never knew about recovering from an injury/ surgery.
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replied January 13th, 2010
Im 15 and a full time comptitive dancer. my appointment has just been scheduled. i have torn my labrum because of the constant stress and hips popping in and out of their sockets :S
i just wanted to ask how long do you think it would take before i can be fully back up and dancing.
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replied January 16th, 2010
Amanda-I'm afraid it will be a while though you are young and will recover more quickly. I just found out I have an anterior labral tear, just two months after having knee arthroscopy for a torn meniscus. I'm 45; I've done six marathons; and I have a black belt in Jeet Kune Do. From all I've heard, I won't be doing anything like that the rest of the year if I go ahead and have the scope, and it sounds like it is not always successful. I am getting conflicting opinions about whether these tears ever heal. Has anyone heard of someone who fully recovered without having the surgery?
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replied January 23rd, 2010
Mommy with a labral tear
Thank to all of you who posted about this. I am 33 and a mother of 3 kids (ages 5,3 and 1.5). I don't really have much time for a labral tear, but I have one. Did the MRI with contrast and just had a cortisone injection yesterday to confirm that this is for sure the ONLY source of my pain. My psoas is apparently popping over my bone too! I know I've got the tear anteriorly and anterosuperiorly (Type III). I am pretty sure that means it is bad. Really anxious about the idea of surgery but can not live with the limits and pain of this darn tear. Hope to be back doing piggy back rides with the kids again soon--or even being able to pick up my daughter in the morning would be nice.
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replied January 25th, 2010
Hip MRI with dye injected into joint...
I'm scared to death to get my MRI this week! They will be injecting a dye into the hip joint. I truly need an honest answer about how an injection in the joint feels. I'm told I will be numbed up, but the Dr. said, "I won't like, it will hurt." Just how bad is this compared to labor pain and getting an epidural? Dr. thinks I've torn the labral?? around the hip joint.
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replied January 25th, 2010
An honest answer to MRI dye injection.
Hi! Well, I've had 3 kids and 3 epidurals. I will tell you I HATE NEEDLES! So, I will be happy to give you an honest answer. I had this exact thing done about 2 1/2 weeks ago. I found out I've got a labral tear from the MRI results. So, here's what happened for me. Went in, under the floriscopy (x-ray) they first numbed the skin with local and that did not hurt. My Dr. did it from the side of my hip. I did not look for sheer fear of seeing a big needle. It did hurt-like you could feel pressure and some sharper pain at times. But, if you had an epidural it did not feel any worse than that (though with labor all pain felt relative, huh?!!?) The needle was in there for about 10 min shooting dye in various areas which felt like forever--try to think about something else are talk everyone's ear off in the room! For me, they said that it could feel really tight because the joint reacts to the dye or something. For me, this happened right at the end when he took the needle out and that hurt worse than anything--almost made me cry. Like a terrible charlie horse! But, at least I knew the procedure was done. The MRI was a piece of cake. Just a note that I did not expect-you will feel sore for about 2 days and need help (esp. if you kids are young). I was limping and had a hard time bending down. I was planning to go to PT right after--not a chance! 2 weeks after my MRI/Dye the MD wanted to do Cortisone injection in the joint to confirm that the tear with the only root of the pain (as my Psoas is also popping over the bone). I had that done this past Thurs. and I am feeling sooo good. I did not know how much pain I was really in until it was relieved by the cortisone. While the pain from the tear will likely return, at least I can enjoy a little relief. Surgery is the only way to really repair the tears--which I am sure you already know. BEST WISHES! Post on how you are doing! I've never done these forums for anything, but it is nice to know someone out there understands. Wink
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replied February 6th, 2010
Anxious for surgery
I wanted to write an update and post a question out there to see if anyone might have any feedback. I found out yesterday that I am going to have an arthroscopy to trim or repair my labral tear within the next few weeks. My cartilege is also thin based on the MRI and the doc. might need to do mircofracture in addition the fixing the tear. I am wondering if anyone has any feedback on recovery. The cortisone that was mostly diagnostic offered some sweet relief but only for about 1 week. I am ready to get this problem fixed but so scared too.
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replied February 15th, 2010
Labral tear/impingement surgery TO DO's
Ive researched this since september for hours and hours, and i can tell you that having the absolute best surgeon possible, not just the closest, is what will sepreate you from the masses. I postponed my first surgery date only to finally get in with one of the best in the nation, who has luterally done thousands and teaches the subject. Im still nervous but not like before-knowing my surgery is due to take less than an hour AND im ALREADY scheduled for my first 4 or 5 weeks of physical therapy at the same location. If your surgeon is being clueless about post op therapy- RUN as fast as your torn labrum will allow, and find a new surgeon. Im goin in on Friday, whew. Im prepared for the worst thanks to the net but if it turns out to be easy, Ill be happy! Smile good luck to everyone suffering!
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replied May 7th, 2011
Can someone please refer this surgeon you are speaking of who has done thousands and teaches?
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replied August 10th, 2011
What Dr.?
Who is this Dr., my wife has had a hip scope in 2009, Dr. Aoki in SLC Utah performed the surgery and it failed, she is in more pain now. We are scheduled to see a Dr. in Co. 02/2012 Philipon. I would like to research your Dr.
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