Postoperative Complications

The majority of postoperative complications with hip ar-throscopy are similar to those seen with other arthroscopic procedures. While deep venous thrombosis is a potential complication of surgery to almost any extremity, it has not been reported to date. One case of reflex sympathetic dystrophy was also reported as a late complication.10

Some late postoperative complications appear to be unique to the hip. Byrd reported one case of myositis ossificans around a portal tract.3 Of more concern was a case reported by Sampson of avascular necrosis of the femoral head. The patient, who had fallen off a roof and had undergone routine hip arthroscopy with partial labrectomy and debridement for minor arthritis, presented 7 months later with avascular necrosis and subsequently underwent core decompression.13 How much the partial labrectomy and distraction of his hip during arthroscopy contributed to his condition is unclear; nonetheless, late-presenting avascular necrosis must be considered a theoretical risk of the procedure.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Thank you for deciding to learn more about the disorder, Osteoarthritis. Inside these pages, you will learn what it is, who is most at risk for developing it, what causes it, and some treatment plans to help those that do have it feel better. While there is no definitive “cure” for Osteoarthritis, there are ways in which individuals can improve their quality of life and change the discomfort level to one that can be tolerated on a daily basis.

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