Hi Glenn. I haven't had the surgery that you are talking about
but have had several orthopedic arthroscopic surgeries done. From my experience you will have pain but probably nothing compared to if they were doing an
open procedure. The theory with the scope is the less cutting, the less trauma to your body, the less pain and easier recovery. I have a friend who had FAI surgery but she had a very complex
open (26" of scar) procedure done. They basically cut up her pelvis and femur and screwed them back together again to re-align them. Talk about
PAIN. She was wheelchair and brace bound for many weeks. Unfortunately things went terribly wrong for her after she had a fall that caused a fracture so she ended up with a THR anyway at 50 years old.
The point of telling you this story is that I believe sometimes simpler, such as arthroscopic surgery you are having, is a good place to start. I tried to impress that thought on my friend to no avail unfortunately. With surgery you can always go more aggressive in the future if needed but it is impossible to take aggressive back if it was the wrong decision. I hope that makes sense.
So I am glad that your surgeon is doing a scope procedure for you. I'm crossing my fingers for you that it gives you the results you need to get on with your life. Best of luck to you and please keep us posted.
Hope and attitude are everything. Never, never, ever give up.
Post Edited (solar powered) : 3/26/2011 9:17:53 AM (GMT-6)