I am almost 4 months post -op (17 weeks) and I am still in so much pain. My hip muscles tighten up and cause a lot of irritation. Mostly my hip flexor (iliopsoas) and piriformis, but also a bit of adductor mucsle (inner thigh). On top of that I am getting knee pain in my left knee, on my non-operative leg and hip pain in my left hip. And of course, my operative joint hurts tremendously too. Most the time I am in so much pain I am miserable and just want to cry. I want to get a hip replacement so bad, but I am getting so many different opinions from different doctors. I hate being in so much pain and so miserable all the time.
I feel like Dr. Sampson did an awesome job with my last two scopes. He is a great surgeon and I highly recommend him. I think my hip is just done and I need a replacement. A PAO surgery might be overkill. On the other side, a PAO surgery might me my last chance on not needing a hip replacement. I am really not sure what to do, but I know I can’t live in all this pain. Its so awful!