PowerPoint Presentation - Hip Arthroscopy by Kevin

Hip Arthroscopy
Kevin P. Murphy, M.D.
Labral Debridement
Labral Repair
Psoas Release
General Information
 I am honored that you have selected me as your
surgeon, and I consider it a privilege to provide you with
the highest level of surgical care.
 Please read through this disc as it will explain the
process you will go through before and after surgery.
 Please contact me if you have any problems or
Pre-operative Evaluation
 You will be seen by my Physician Assistant preoperatively
 Your consent form will include labral
debridement/repair, psoas release, cheilectomy,
and synovectomy. This will allow me to fix any
possible problems that I may find.
 The potential complications from surgery include,
but are not limited to: infection, nerve injury, loss
of motion, and possible failure of repair
Pre-operative Evaluation
 You will receive prescriptions for post-op pain
 Physical Therapy may be done at Center One or
Riverside. If these locations are not convenient,
you may obtain a prescription to take elsewhere
 If you were given a form for medical clearance,
this must be accomplished prior to surgery
 You will be notified by the surgery center for your
time of arrival the day before your surgery
Surgery Day
 Arrive at the surgery center at your scheduled time
 You will speak with a representative of Pain Reduction Concepts Inc., and be
given a TENS unit to help with post-op pain and swelling.
 You will be seen by an anesthesiologist who will administer a nerve block,
numbing your hip/leg
 You will be taken back to the OR and put to sleep
 The procedure will generally take about an hour to an hour and a half
 Upon completion of the procedure, you will be taken to the recovery room
where you will remain for approximately 45min or until it is deemed safe for
you to go home.
 The TENS unit will be placed on and any further assistance or instruction
regarding the device will be given at this time.
 Dr.Murphy and/or his physician assistant will talk to your family members
immediately following the procedure to explain what was done and answer
any questions.
 You are allowed to walk on your leg/hip the day of your
surgery; you may bend it and place full weight on it, but it is
encouraged to limit your activities to inside the house for a
few days.
 The crutches are mainly for use while your leg is numb the
day of your surgery; if you don’t need to use the crutches you
do not have to use them.
 For the first few days you should keep your leg elevated on
pillows to help reduce swelling. While doing so, pump your
ankle to squeeze your calf muscle and help prevent any clots.
 Start using anti-inflammatory medication right away-ensure
you eat something prior to taking the medication; for pain
that is not relieved by that medication, use the other pain
medication you were prescribed.
 In addition to medication, use the prescribed TENS unit as
directed. This is not a substitute for the pain medication, but
will help to further reduce post-op pain and swelling.
 Apply Ice to the hip 20 min on / 20 min off during the day for
3 days
 This can be done while using the TENS unit.
 Keep bandage dry for 2 days
 You may shower, but keep bandage out of the direct flow of
water for 2 days; you may find it helpful to cover your hip
with saran wrap to help keep it dry
 Remove bandage on day 3, shower, place Band-Aids over
 No soaking hip in water, like you would if you were to bathe
or go swimming for about 3 weeks.
 Start Physical Therapy within one week
 Bring the TENS unit to your first Physical Therapy
appointment so the Therapist can make any necessary
2 week Follow-up
 You will be seen about 2 weeks from surgery by my
Physician Assistant for suture removal
 Please bring your pictures/disc for review if you would
like an explanation of the procedure
 Therapy should be ongoing
 Continue to use the TENS unit as needed for pain,
swelling, and/or muscle spasms.
 You be returned to light duty at work
 Please ask for Dr Murphy if you are having problems
6 week Follow-up
 You will be seen at 6 weeks by my Physician
Assistant for re-check
 If you are having pain that restricts motion, a
cortisone injection will be offered
 Therapy may be complete or still on going; if it has
been completed but more therapy is deemed
necessary you will be given another prescription for
continued physical therapy
 You will be returned to limited duty at work
 Please ask for Dr Murphy if you are having any
12 week Follow-up
 You will see Dr Murphy and/or his physician
assistant at this visit
 You should have near full motion and strength
 Pain should be minimal
 You will typically be directed to home exercises
and should continue to work on building strength
for your hip
 You should be at unrestricted work
Contact Numbers
 Office – 904-634-0640
 Dr Murphy’s Medical Assistant- ext 1062
 Call for any problems during business hours
 After hours / weekends- call office number – recording will give you
pager for on call team
 Pain Reduction Concepts Inc.
 Adam Frisbie – 904-424-7020
 Steve Ross – 904-591-1974
 Roger Bowers – 904-610-1685
 If you have an emergency situation, call 911
 For more information, please visit: www.jaxsportsdoc.com
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