New techniques in minimally invasive surgery are allowing doctors to treat problems with less disruption to a patient's life. Among these innovations is the ability to treat some hip problems with arthroscopic surgery. In this procedure, the hip is seen through a camera inserted through a small incision. Other tiny incisions are used to place small instruments inside the hip to perform the procedure. While only some problems can be treated through arthroscopic hip surgery, the procedure is becoming more popular..
My daughter had numbness in her leg after her scope, she was unable to move her leg for 2-3 weeks without using her hand to lift it up. it seems to me the numbness happens to people in different places, we too were never warned about this, and as I had an arthroscopy and hadn't had the numbness we were not expecting it. Hope things are ok now Nspider and glad you posted it is helpful to other people who experience different side effects.
I hope the numbness your partner is experiencing is getting better?
When I was researching arthroscopies, a few sites did mention the numbness was very likely because of the pressure exherted from the pad of the contraption they put on you in order to make space around the joint. It did state that it would take a while to get better but it also said in some cases more damage can have happened & one should contact their GP about it.
Well... In 2 weeks it will be my 2 yr post op anniversary & I still have numbness from the pudendal nerve. My PT was concerned, my GP was slightly concerned but I guess the surgoen isn't & who ever has my requisition from a year ago for an MRI is not concerned.
And that puts stress in a relationship because your partner has needs but you don't anymore because what's the use, most of the time that area is completely numb.
So yes, your question OP is very valid.
Dear LMS, Look into Dr Weiss at the pelvic pain centre in Sanfrancisco. He specialises in non invasive treatment of pudendal issues. I was impressed by him.