I'm due to have a scope next week, but my OS doesn't think that it will be a success due to my dysplasia and really recommends a PAO. If I was in my twenties he said he would do the scope now and immediatley schedule a PAO, however I am 39 so he is concerned that this is borderline for PAO. He therefore wants to wait a few months to see how symptoms are post scope.
Has anyone had a PAO at forty, and if so how was your recovery, and are you glad that you went ahead? Also, for those that have had sopes and subsequent PAOs how long did you wait between procedures, and at what point did you decide that the scope hadn't been successful?
Thanks in advance
I had left scope in feb '07 and a TPO in Dec '07, although I would have had it sooner had I not had to wait on NHS as I agreed to it in July '07 - my symptoms didn't disappear post scope!
Hospital treatment does seem never ending - I'm still waiting for two osteotomy sites to heal following my TPO in Dec '07, as I need to have the pins and plates removed before I can look to my other hip.
Keep me posted & best wishes for next Tuesday
Good to hear from you.
Hope your doing well- can't believe its already about 9 months since your TPO! Hope everythings gone ok for you and your unoperated hip isn't actimg up too much.
I have never heard of the age being an issue but I am an younger patient. Having said that, if you are healthy I am not sure why it would be a concern. Are there any medical conditions that havent been posted? Forty is quite young as far as I am concerned. I have seen many patients I have transported in their 70s+ get major operations.
I would question the doctor's comment just to understand. Tho I would not recommend a PAO to anyone (just because of the pain factor and the very long recovery), surgery is surgery and if the injury is serious enough to disable you from daily living, I think it's worth a shot; however, you never know what the injury might come as and a scope might be the miracle solution
A miracle solution sounds great!! Will keep you posted on that one!
No other medical problems at all.
I think that the age is an issue because the bones don't heal as easily as you get older and non-union becomes more of a problem. From what I have read online about 45 is the maximum for a PAO, after that you need to have some sort of replacement instead although I appreciate that every case is different.
Kelly, how long did you wait between your scope and deciding to go for the PAO?