Posted 4/11/2011 6:39 AM (GMT -7)
Glenn, it's good to hear your surgery went well and you are recovering nicely! That encourages me!!
I have the same problem as you, both CAM and Pincer type FAI in the right hip (and possibly the left hip as well, but one thing at a time!). I've had my first meeting with the surgeon, had a cortisone shot in the hip joint to see if that helps at all, and then I see him again in 6 weeks to discuss next steps. I'm hopeful surgery will be the answer as we're hoping my chronic pelvic pain is caused from my hips being out of alignment - maybe we can fix two problems at the same time!
Like you, my surgeon is one of a handful in Canada who perform this procedure arthroscopically. I waited over a year for an appointment to see him (I'm in Canada by the way), as he has a tremendous wait list (and he triages his own cases, picking and choosing what he wants to work on).
Good luck with your physio and your on-going recovery. I haven't been posting much lately, but I have been following various posters, you being one of them. I'm happy to see a good outcome so far for you and will continue to keep you in my prayers for a full recovery and a huge improvement in your overall health.
DX: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Osteoarthritis in Hips and Lower Back, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Type 2 Diabetes, Reynauds, Visual Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Hard Start for IV's, Unable to vomit due to surgery.
Meds: Oxycontin, Tramadol, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril