Not sure what's going on the last couple of weeks, but there's something going on with the nerves in my right foot. This is my operated side. I'm trying to figure out if the nerves are still coming back and the activity is picking up, or if the nerves are fading and numbness is setting in. Sounds dumb, I know, but I really can't tell. There's a tingling numb feeling in the arch of my right foot that comes and goes. But I don't remember what it felt like before--if it was just completely numb and I never realized it or if it was normal and now something is going on. I can tell that the nerves in my thigh have gradually improved, although still not perfect. It's been almost 4 years since my RPAO, and I'm probably due for a check up (I think I stopped going after my 1 year check up.)
Periacetabular Osteotomy. The mother of all hip surgeries. A procedure that cuts the hip socket out of the pelvis to allow the the socket to be repositioned and then screwed back into place. This allows the ball & socket to move fluidly, preventing cartilage damage and preserving the joint in patients with faulty hips. The PAO preserves & enhances the patient's own hip, not replacing it with artificial parts like a hip replacement. Why not a hip replacement? Although the recovery is said to be easier with a hip replacement, they are not ideal for younger people as they need to be revised frequently, leading to a possible 7+ additional surgeries for someone my age. Also, active people generally can not resume their higher level of activity.