9 month post-FVFG follow-up
Had my 9 month follow-up appointment down in New York City on Monday.
I brought down a copy of the MRI I had done 2 weeks ago. He and two other surgeons were pleased with what they saw. There is an increase in blood flow to the head of the hip, and the cartilage on the ball is still not peeling off.
I showed him my current range of motion limitations and asked if I should be trying to work through the pain. He said that while the bad bone in my hip is constantly being replaced with good bone, the damaged cartilage on the exterior of the hip won’t get any better.
He was happy with how well I was standing and walking and was impressed with the progress my PT and I have made.
Even with my current limitations and pain he was very clear that things are going as well as they can. I guess it just doesn’t feel like it sometimes. I see him again in 6 months.