I am 1.5 weeks post my re-operation on left hip. They told me they had to remove the cartilage as it was too weak to repair, and they removed some more boney bits that could have caused the re-tear. I think I am doing ok. I can get around the house ok, frist week was not so good. Not sure what the removal of the cartilage means, they did say, its just can't re tear. Doing exercises, basic streghthening, from physio, a little unsure whether I am trying to get around the house on own a little too early...Hope you are all doing well!
Hi park life, no idea on the re-tear. Surgeon said it can just happen, things don't knit together properly. Shame as initial tear was smaller. At least they are going to try and sort it out again. Think I'll be even more cautious post op, not that I did more that I was told to do. Hope are well now!
You may not believe this, and the surgeon was VERY surprised.....I initially had a very small tear repaired in April....and it has re-torn, quite a lot more badily than the inital tear so I am now waiting to have it repaired for a second time....can't believe it, having to go through it all again . He said he only seen it happen 3 times in 6 years...must be a special case. They therefore not surprised I been in pain.
Parklife, hope all is going well for you, and to others too, just want to feel normal now and get this finished. Mr Conroy did say there is a possibility they won't be able to fix it, something to do with the structrure they used to fix the inital tear being stuck, if this is the case they remove the whole cartiladge, anyone have any ideas on whether that is good or bad? Conroy said it can be good because it cant tear anymore, but, the jury is out as to whether it needs to be there to act as a 'cushion'....hmmm