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Hip Dislocation - anyone skiing after Hip Dislocation/Arthroscope

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Hello

I recently had a freak accident, catching an edge on a flat at the bottom of the hill and dislocated my Hip with Bone fraements. I am due to have surgery and I was wondering if anyone else has had this injury and are they skiing? I plan to do a lot of Physiotherapy and building up my strength before the next ski season.

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I had a subluxation (a not quite dislocated self reduced dislocation) with labral tears. No fractures or fragments. It is a fairly difficult condition. I suggest you talk about any tears you may have sustained with your doctor. They have some methods to correct it but it's relatively new. With dislocation they worry primarily about the damage to the femur and damage to the blood supply. I don't know if they prioritize any labral tears. They're not as bad as more serious dislocation injuries but they can still cause complications specifically range of motion.
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Thanks Scott43
I am having surgery next week to repair tears and extract bone fragments.
Can you tell me if you went back to skiing? Do you do any other forms of exercise?
How did your injury happen?
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Hockey injury. It's primarily a range of motion issue with fairly severe pain when pointing the knee outward out bringing the knee up to the chest along an inward path. It generally causes irritation to the nerves and tissue that lasts for a day or two and it also has a resultant compensation issue because of recruitment of unbalanced muscle groups. For some activities I don't have an issue. Skiing if generally ok. Hockey is tough because of the hip mobility required for front to back transitions. I also cycle and it can be a bit tough when the leg comes up over a long ride. Swimming if generally pretty good. I think if they repair the tears and you maintain a good regimen of hip muscle activation and flexibility you'll be better off. If you have pain you need to limit that motion as you're aggravating the tears.
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Thank you kindly for the rwply and advice - it is very much appreciated.
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Provided they repair the tears and they heal well, I think your biggest concern is damage to the blood supply to the head of the femur, which can result in the death of that bone and you'll end up like Bo Jackson requiring a hip replacement.  If that blood supply is undamaged, I hope you can get back to near 100%.  It's a long road, hip dislocation is a serious injury, but with a good repair and physio you can stay pretty active.  Many NHL'ers have hip tears and they are operated on and back to good in 2 or 3 months.  Take care and best of luck!  :)

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