Surgery for torn abductor tendon
On Tuesday, December 8, I had open surgery to repair a torn abductor tendon in my left hip. It has been about a week now and I'm still in pain (about 3-4 on the pain scale) and, of course, I have to use crutches to get to the bathroom and to my computer (about the only places I'm going to these days). I was given hydrocodone for pain, and, although I try not to take it every 4 hours, I find it much too uncomfortable to go without it for any longer than 6-8 hours. Is there is anyone out there who has had a similar surgery who can give me any idea about the length of time before I'll begin to see improvement -- or any information about what I can do to speed up my recovery?
Last edited by coastalgardener; 12-15-2009 at 08:24 AM.