These are the questions that I asked my hip surgeon and you are welcome to use them. They are in no particular order. I also included his answers (not verbatim) that were specific to me.
1. Do you see any hip dysplasia? No.
2. What is my CE (Center Edge) Angle? 41 degrees.
3. Do you see any retroversion/anteversion? No.
4. How long will I be on crutches? A little over 3 weeks.
5. How long will I have to do PT? 2 times a week for 3 months, then once a week (I can’t remember for how long.)
6. When might I be able to start running? Probably around 4 months, but it depends on how I’m doing and consult with PT/doctor before starting.
7. What are the chances my other hip will have this/start hurting? There’s about a 30% chance that you will have to have the other one fixed. If it’s not hurting you, we will not mess with it.
8. About how many hip scopes do you do a year? Over 350-400.
9. What is the success rate? Around 85%.
10. How long will I have to be off work? Since you are a nurse, and there is a lot of lifting/squatting involved, probably about 3 months.
11. What are the chances that the bone will grow back? There is always a chance, but I’ve rarely seen it. We give you medication for 30 days to help prevent such things happening.
12. How do you know when you shave enough bone/not enough/too much? Different factors, but it basically comes with experience.
13. What will I do about sleeping on the hip? You will wear anti-rotational booties to sleep.
14. Do you do labral debridement or repair? Almost always repair, there may be instances where we need to debride some frayed edges.
15. Will I need psoas release? No.
16. Do I have any symptoms of hypermobility? No.
There were more questions that I asked on top of that, but those are the only ones I had written down.