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Physiotherapy after Hip impingement surgery


PHYSIOTHERAPY AFTER HIP IMPINGEMENT SURGERY   By Jas Chahal - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon and Founder, Therapia Posted on May 22, 2019   Physiotherapy after hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI or hip impingement) is something that many patients and physiotherapists do not have familiarity with. If you are undergoing this procedure, here are several pearls that will help you progress smoothly and achieve your rehab milestones while also minimizing the risks of any flare-ups or complications. In the first 2 weeks, the main goal is to protect the hip joint and avoid irritation. In particular, it’s important to avoid hip flexor tendonitis, muscular irritation, and anterior capsular pain/pinching. A few tactics to do so include: Assisting the operative leg by a family member or using the nonoperative limb, avoiding sitting for more than 30 minutes and lying prone for 2-3 hours a day. Avoiding hip flexion more than 90 degrees, internal/external rotation more…

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