Might be better to post my own thread up....
I had my surgery (FAI on both pelvis and femur and labral tear) on Monday 12/12/2011. I am a 28 year old tennis player/coach, so i am very active.
Had been dealing with the problem for about 18 months after being misdiagnosed by a couple of other 'specialists.'
I am completely off pain meds (only on anti-inflammatories at the moment) and have been so since day 3.
I am completely off crutches and have been so since day 2/3.
As it stands i am post-op 8 days now and feel like i am going quite well. I get my stitches out tomorrow and also will have a chat to my Dr then and see what he says.
How does that compare to others?
P.S. My surgeon is Dr Peter Walker.
Got my stitches out yesterday, doctor said he was quite impressed with where i am at and probably ahead of where he thought i would be considering what he described as a 'substantial tear' with a fair bit of bad bone cut away.
One thing i forgot to ask though was that i am having a fair bit of discomfort in my thigh, anyone else dealt with this, is this normal???
Started doing the exercise bike 2 days ago. First i did 20 minutes on no resistance, followed by today doing 20 minutes on resistance level 2 on my bike. Plan to build it up every 2nd day, resistance level 10 is maximum so if i can get to there soonish i will be quite happy.
I have my first physio appointment on Wednesday so i will know more about where i should be heading then. Will keep everybody posted
You sound as if you are doing really well. Getting off crutches is a massive help in not losing too much muscle which will help in your recovery, as long as your surgeon allows full wb and you can tolerate it. The bike is great too, as is walking in water.Don't try to do too much too soon and set yourself back (I have had 5 hip surgeries and do that every time at some point, so trust me its easier said than done )
Good luck with the physio appointment. Hope you continue to do so well, and keep up with the updates, its great to hear positive results.
Had physio today...he was quite happy with my range of movement and how i am doing as a whole. However, because i have been dealing with this condition for a long time now, the deep muscles in the right side of my glutes have become very weak. So most of my rehab will be focusing on that.
Also am up to level 7/10 on my exercise bike for 20 minutes with no pain