How can i go to the bathroom after hip arthroscopy surgery?

I’m able to go no.1 with no problem. The thing is i have this brace on my leg that doesn’t let me bend my hip more then 30 degrees. The doctor said i can take it off but i’m no sure about it. If i take it off to go to the bathroom i’m going to have to move my hip at like a 90 degree angle. If i do this am i going to do damage to my hip?

An Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure and whilst uncomfortable should not cause problems if post-op advice is followed. Although mobility is affected if the Doctor has advised the brace can be removed it will be trial and error on your part to discover how best to manage on the toilet. It is unlikely you will cause damage if you take it slowly, even Doctors are aware of the need to use the toilet.

4 thoughts on “How can i go to the bathroom after hip arthroscopy surgery?

  1. An Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure and whilst uncomfortable should not cause problems if post-op advice is followed. Although mobility is affected if the Doctor has advised the brace can be removed it will be trial and error on your part to discover how best to manage on the toilet. It is unlikely you will cause damage if you take it slowly, even Doctors are aware of the need to use the toilet.
    References :
    http://www.medicinenet.com/arthroscopy/page3.htm

  2. very good question. sorry about your situtation…

    I would say try it VERY gently! if it hurts to much or simly doesnt feel right, dont do it! If it gets to the point where you cant wait and and your unable to take care of thing yourself, you can always call your doctor and/or make an appointment and they can help you out.
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  3. You can go to a medical supply store for a device to set on your toilet to make it much higher so you don’t have to bend your hip as much. Ask what they usually recommend for patients that have been through hip replacement surgery. Good Luck
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  4. how can you do a number to easier than a wee? surly you would have to sit for both.

    try standing like a man straddle the toilet and wee it is how i got over my probs with the leg brace on! ok it may splash a bit but you can wipe that! remember to lift the seat!!!!!
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