What activities can I do after a hip arthroscopy surgery?

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William R. Mook, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
After arthroscopic hip surgery, people can typically perform the same activities they were able to do prior to their injury, suggests William Mook, MD, of Reston Hospital Center. Watch this video to learn more. 
David J. Oberste, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
People appreciate hip arthroscopy because it’s a minimally invasive surgery. So recovery is usually faster than with traditional open surgery. Generally, hip arthroscopy is an outpatient procedure. The person is usually on crutches for a couple of days or up to a week. But depending on the extensiveness of the surgery, recovery can take several weeks to a few months.
Hugh S. West Jr., MD
Orthopedic Surgery

You will be up on crutches within the first 24 hours after hip arthroscopy surgery. Depending on the extent of the surgery, you may need crutches for partial weight-bearing for 2-4 weeks. A return to all activities may begin 3 months after the operation, with the level of intensity increasing gradually over the next 3 months. You can expect to have ups and downs as you work towards regaining full activity, particularly as you strengthen your core and work to regain a full range of motion.

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