After arthroscopic surgery to rectify any issues within the joint, your symptoms should improve immediately. Recurrence of some pain is normal as the joint lining heals, but this can be managed with pain killers and temporary lifestyle adjustments that allow your joint time to heal and reduce the risk of further irritation.
After surgery, you may experience a sensation akin to water in your hip or you may hear bubbling noises resulting from the fluid used during surgery, but this will quickly be absorbed by the body and swelling should subside within the week. Any sutures will typically be removed between seven to ten days after surgery, though your personal recovery time may vary depending on the specific treatment that was performed during your procedure.
As with most surgeries related to the hip, hip arthroscopy recipients commonly rely on a walker or crutches for a few weeks after surgery, paired with regular physical therapy. Over the course of three to six months, the hip will strengthen so you no longer feel any pain during or after physical activity and can return to performing daily tasks without discomfort.
If you think you or someone you know may be a candidate for arthroscopic hip surgery, contact G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine today. If you’ve already spoken with a surgeon and are looking for a second opinion, we can help. Request an appointment online or give us a call at 804-678-9000 to get started.