Tuesday, July 17, 2012
31 Days Post Op
Again, daily updates are failing but I am determined to keep them coming regularly, even if they aren't every day. So this morning I was researching possible etiologies to my chronically externally rotated right leg. It has been like that for years, even before I had hip pain. And it is always like that, even when I walk. To flex my hip it naturally goes out to the side, externally rotating. My initial instinct was that I have a tight piriformis or another external rotator, but then the thought crossed my mind about acetabular retroversion. This could be the culprit too. Oh, and I just thought of another one, plain and simple hip instability. A previous orthopaedic surgeon had mentioned me having some retroversion, but that is was mild enough that scopes would be my answer to relief. I hope that Dr. P will shed some light on this at my next appointment and perhaps help my leg straighten out with my next surgery.