Torn Hip Labrum - advice, recovery and experiences (Read 530 times)


Prince of Fatness

    Wow, dallison, they're just getting rid of you already?  I would be nervous about that.  You're only 2 months post-op, right?  My PT said I would be stuck with them until September or so.

     

    I am not sure how long that I intend on going to PT.  I am down to once a week now.  The surgeon said that I could make the call with how long I go, so for now I want to keep at it as every week seems to build on the prior one.

     

    7 weeks post op yesterday.

     

    I saw the surgeon Tuesday.  Tested ROM, general "how do you feel" type questions.  Things seemed to be as they should to him.  I see him again in early July, which may be the last visit that I need.

     

    PT yesterday.  More strengthening exercises and balancing stuff.  I have a lot now to pick and choose from to do at home.

     

    Generally I feel like I am getting back to normal.  I do not find myself being as careful on stairs.  Still some pain sitting but less than prior to surgery.  I am not sure if that will ever completely go away.  Walking about a mile per day.  I also got the OK to start biking this week so I need to tune my bike up.  Been years since I have been on it.

    Semi-retired.


    Refurbished Hip

      If I had a co-pay for PT, I would be more apt to quit early. However, my insurance covers 40 visits a year with no cost to me, so I'm just going to keep going until they kick me out.  Might as well.  Once every two weeks isn't bad.  That said, apparently all my post-op visits with my surgeon are only covered within a 90 day period after surgery.  So if I'm feeling good in August, I won't be going to that follow up appt.  I'm not going to pay $50 for my surgeon to spend 2 minutes with me and tell me I'm fine.

       

      Finn, I still had some mild pain sitting at 7 weeks.  I have found it's basically gone away at this point, so give it some more time.


      Girl Parts

        My copays are $45 for PT.

         

         

        I was doing some mental math and this is costing me a small fortune, especially if we start the ticker back in August when I started PT!

         


        Refurbished Hip

          $45 per session?!  JFC.  Damn, no wonder you get to use a pool!

           

          I spent a small fortune treating something that I didn't have a diagnosis for and then trying to get diagnosed.  I also cost my insurance company 2 MRIs.  I haven't and won't pay a dime for surgery, so that's at least a little comforting.


          Prince of Fatness

            My co-pay is reasonable, $15.  I think that they (insurance co) limit the number of visits.  So, once a week for now, may cut back to once every other week.  I still see value.  New stuff is added every time.  As soon as that trend stops I will reevaluate how often I go, if at all.

            Semi-retired.


            Girl Parts

              $45 per session?!  JFC.  Damn, no wonder you get to use a pool!

               

              I spent a small fortune treating something that I didn't have a diagnosis for and then trying to get diagnosed.  I also cost my insurance company 2 MRIs.  I haven't and won't pay a dime for surgery, so that's at least a little comforting.

               

              My copay for all "specialist" related stuff is $45.  Pool or no pool!    And the kicker is I could self pay $50 for PT.   Gee, thanks, insurance for saving me that $5.

               


              Girl Parts

                Beef's wife was due to have surgery this week right?  Hope everything went well!

                 

                dallison


                registered pw

                  Yup, tomorrow will be two months. I really wasn't doing anything different there that i couldn't do at home besides their pulling me around on the table. I seriously feel strong and ready to go. I dial it back with the riding thing when i feel achiness in my hip if any at all.

                   

                  I instinctively sprinted across my smallish yard yesterday to my oldest misbehaving. I caught myself and was wondering what the hell i was doing. There wasn't any pain, but it was not something that i had done in a while.

                   

                  I have been doing 20-30 minutes of leg/hip excercises twice a day for the past 5-6 weeks. I may have missed about 4-6 of those workouts.

                  I really believe that the extra conditioning and running up until the day before surgery really helped me so far. I hope this is an indication of what is to come, who knows.

                   


                  Wow, dallison, they're just getting rid of you already?  I would be nervous about that.  You're only 2 months post-op, right?  My PT said I would be stuck with them until September or so.

                   

                   

                  2013 goals:

                  sub 19 5k

                  sub 1:30 half

                  3:20 marathon on second try

                  dallison


                  registered pw

                    WooHoo!! i found a place that has a water treadmill. It's $110 for 12 sessions. For less than $10 per session which can last as long as i need, that is awesome.

                    2013 goals:

                    sub 19 5k

                    sub 1:30 half

                    3:20 marathon on second try


                    Girl Parts

                      WooHoo!! i found a place that has a water treadmill. It's $110 for 12 sessions. For less than $10 per session which can last as long as i need, that is awesome.

                       

                      Neat!

                       


                      Ostrich runner

                        Beef's wife was due to have surgery this week right?  Hope everything went well!

                         

                        So far so good! He was able to repair the labrum and capsule...no OA either. Considering the injury is now 8 years old, it was impressive. The last few days have been pretty rough, but this isn't our first rodeo. Pre-surgery the doc said 6 weeks to even start PT, but post-op he said start in one week.

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                        Girl Parts

                          That's great!  No arthritis, awesome.

                           


                          Feeling the growl again

                             

                            So far so good! He was able to repair the labrum and capsule...no OA either. Considering the injury is now 8 years old, it was impressive. The last few days have been pretty rough, but this isn't our first rodeo. Pre-surgery the doc said 6 weeks to even start PT, but post-op he said start in one week.

                             

                            Good news.  Best of luck to her.

                            "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                             


                            Refurbished Hip

                               

                              So far so good! He was able to repair the labrum and capsule...no OA either. Considering the injury is now 8 years old, it was impressive. The last few days have been pretty rough, but this isn't our first rodeo. Pre-surgery the doc said 6 weeks to even start PT, but post-op he said start in one week.

                               

                              Excellent.  Asking about OA was one of the first questions out of my mouth after surgery as well.  I hope everything continues to go well for your wife!

                              Dallison, are you still thinking about starting to run at 3 months?


                              Refurbished Hip

                                So over the weekend I:

                                - Spent approx. 10 hours in the car with only very minimal achiness.  The biggest chunk of driving was almost 5 hours from Minneapolis back home to Madison.  I took two quick stops, but otherwise was driving the entire time.  My back/the general stress of driving was way worse than the hip.

                                 

                                - Test rode a bunch of bikes with no pain at all.

                                 

                                - Bought a new bike, took it home, went for a short and quick test ride last night and promptly had a kid of about 14 or 15 run directly into me while on a skateboard. We crashed and I fell into the bushes.  I didn't even think about my hip.  I was more concerned about the bike being damaged.  (I don't think it is, just got a little dirty.)  So I think that's good news that crashing on my bike didn't even make me think about my hip.  My hand and elbow hurt, but the hip feels fine.