I am LONG overdue for an update so I will try to make it short and sweet.
After having my labrum repaired last June, the pain in my hip never improved. I was finally able to get an MRI (of both hips since the right one has started to become symptomatic) in April. The scans showed a labral tear in the right hip (the one that started to show symptoms, but still remained my "good" hip) and 'no evidence' of re-tear in the left hip. However, the one labral tear was enough to get me a referral from my family doctor to the hip dysplasia specialist that I've been trying to go see for 9 months now -- Dr. Ira Zaltz in Royal Oak, MI. After last year's scope (with another ortho) failed, I began doing research on hip dysplasia and who specializes in it. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Zaltz, who is well-versed in hip dysplasia as well as the surgery to address it...and he was only an hour away from home!
My appointment with him was on May 18th and went exactly as I expected. He looked over my MRIs and did his own set of x-rays. He told me I do have bilateral hip dysplasia and that the left (the one I had repaired last year and that is the most painful) is worse than the right. He said I have minimal arthritis and said that I was a reasonable candidate for a periacetabular osteotomy (PAO). He did caution that since I had the repair on my labrum done last year and that had failed, that my cartilage would not be as hearty as it would've had I not had the scope done, however, he thinks the PAO should help my pain and put off the need for a total hip replacement for a long time.
He seemed surprised that I had so few questions and was ready to go ahead and set my surgery date that day. I explained to him that I have done tons of research since my scope last year and had already made the decision that this was the route I would need to go. So the appointment ended up setting up a date pre-op for a CT scan (done at his hospital, Beaumont Royal Oak, his preferred place because he likes the equipment used there) as well as a surgery date, pre-op and first post-op appt.
CT Scan @ Beaumont - July 12 - 12:30pm
Pre-Op Appt. - July 31 - 1:45pm
Surgery - August 8 - will get time the night before
First Post-Op Appt. - August 28 - 1:15pm
Now I'm just finishing up work - my last day before surgery is Friday, August 4. I think I've got all the things I need for post-op, including Mobilegs Ultra crutches, shower chair, ice machine, toilet seat riser, etc. I'm just ready to get this behind me and start recovery already!