Thread: Speculation: JVR playing through hip injury
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12-27-2011, 11:49 AM
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This is what it said on a medical site.

"Open femoroacetabular impingement surgery is a 2-4 hour procedure that entails making a large incision over the side of hip so that the hip can be carefully dislocated while preserving the blood supply to the head (called a “surgical dislocation”). Once the femoral head and acetabulum are exposed, the extra bone that is contributing to the impingement can be cut away. After thorough removal of the impinging bone and damaged cartilage, the hip is reduced. The patient is usually in the hospital 2-3 days after such surgery and must be on crutches for 1-2 months. Almost the same surgery can be done arthroscopically. [please see video] Although arthroscopic treatment of hip impingement remains a long procedureof 1-2 hours,the patient can go home that day, does not have to use crutches, and the risks of surgery are much lower. In addition, the patient usually feelsbetter much sooner. Most patients do not feel that this type of surgery completely “cures” their hip because the damaged areas cannot be replaced; only removed. However almost all the patients can be significantly improved."

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