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Hip Arthroscopy Rehabilitation Protocol

Phase I - Initial Phase

Goal: Regain range of motion within tolerance, decrease pain and swelling, neutralize muscle atrophy

  • Day of Surgery
    • Isometric Gluteal Sets
    • Ankle Pumps
    • Heel Slides
  • Post-operative days 1-7
    • Weight bearing with crutches
    • Isometric quadriceps, gluteals, hamstrings, adductors, and abductors
    • Active assist range of motion all planes
    • Hip mobilization and gentle joint distraction techniques
    • Closed chain bridging, balance drills

Phase II - Intermediate Phase

Goal: Regain and build muscle strength, focus on symmetry/core strength

Post-operative weeks 2-3

  • Wean Crutches and Normalize Gait Pattern
  • Increase Range of Motion Limits
  • Gentle Progressive Resistive Exercises
  • Closed Chain Single Leg Bridging
  • Open Chain Hip 4-way
  • Mobilization with Movement
  • Proprioceptive/Balance Work
  • Stationary Bike/Aqua Therapy

Phase III - Advanced Phase

Goal: Improve functional strength and endurance, core strength & stability

Post-operative weeks 4-6

  • Continue Flexibility Exercises
  • Progressively Increase Resistive and Functional Strengthening Exercises
  • Initiate Sport Specific Exercises
  • Gradual Return to Sport

Note: Weight bearing may be limited after some surgical procedures with a Hip Arthroscopy, including:

  • Labral Repair
  • Iliopsoas Release
  • Microfracture
  • Capsulorraphy

Individual rehabilitation protocols will vary by patient and procedure, this information is simply a guide to the rehabilitation following Hip Arthroscopy in some patients. Always defer to your doctor when making decisions about your rehabilitation!

McCarthy, JC "Hip Arthroscopy: Applications and Technique" J. Am. Acad. Ortho. Surg., May 1995; 3: 115 - 122.

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