Recovery & Rehabilitation
- All patients must use crutches after hip arthroscopy, usually for 2 weeks. Some patients will need to be on crutches longer, for example if a labral refixation or repair is performed.
- You will come in for your first post-operative visit with your surgeon at 10 to 14 days. Visits will then be scheduled at regular intervals throughout your recovery.
- Careful rehabilitation after hip arthroscopy is essential to achieving a great result. Patients see a physical therapist 3 to 5 days after surgery and usually continue in therapy for several months.
- Although most of our patients are off crutches and back to normal activities within a few weeks, full recovery, especially for athletes, takes at least a few months.
- Hip arthroscopy is a procedure intended to get active individuals back in the game. Our goal is to get every patient back on the road, court, rink, or field.
Part of UC San Diego Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery