|Dr. Thomas Sampson, OS|
Dear Dr. Sampson,
I am very nervous about doing another right hip surgery after one failed right hip surgery already under my belt. However, after meeting with you I know why other FAI patients have so many great things to say about you. I definitely want to have my surgery done by you. My husband and I still have some questions for you before we schedule a surgery.
My biggest concern is that I have femoral retroversion in my right leg. Dr. Nicholas Mast diagnosed me with femoral retroversion. After doing a google search I saw that this was also called out-toeing. My right foot turns out at an angle while my left foot is pointed straight forward. I am worried that if the retroversion is left uncorrected that I will still be in pain and it will still be difficult to walk.
Do you think that there is a good chance that surgery to correct the impingement will take care of the pain even if the retroversion is left untreated?
If I am still in pain after the impingement surgery, is surgery to correct the version still an option?
Since the surgery would be on my right hip, also the leg I use to drive, how long will I not be able to drive?
How much time should I take off of work?
Finally, how many months does it take to fully recover?
My husband, Gavin, also has a question for you.
I have a leg discrepancy. My right leg (also my problem hip) is longer by about 17 mm and I wear a 17mm lift 95% of the time. My husband was wondering if the leg discrepancy is causing my hip pain?
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