What is the size of your incision after your hip resurfacing?

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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #60 on: October 30, 2011, 06:26:53 PM »
Your surgeon had to use two incisions?  So your total incision is 8"?   ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #61 on: October 30, 2011, 09:41:52 PM »
Haha, very funny!  But you are quite correct, my surgeon did have to make two incisions, one for each hip.  And if I add them together, it's a total of 8".  Should I change my poll number from 4" to 8"?
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #62 on: October 30, 2011, 11:16:46 PM »
I had Anniee's...but only one so far, so its 4.  Curt
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #63 on: November 14, 2011, 03:55:32 PM »
Mine Is pretty big at around 12" but then my legs are not normal size legs so lots of muscle to go through!
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #64 on: December 11, 2011, 10:39:18 PM »
Mine is 8 inches and is glued shut.  Only 9 days so st ll hard to see behind the strips.

But the nurses told me it looks good.   Hopefully they are hard to impress!
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #65 on: February 06, 2012, 12:35:18 AM »
My incision is 8" long.  I see that Dr. Goss patients have nice little 4" incisions.  Boy am I jealous of that!  I don't know why some incisions are longer than others but I do know that Dr. Su told me I had muscular thighs and to expect more post-op pain as a result.  Maybe that has something to do with incision length, a lot more to move around?

There are silicone strips made by Biodermis/Epiderm that help greatly with the appearance of scar tissue. They are medical grade strips. Do not buy the cheap ones sold in drug stores. It's the medical grade strips that are thicker/heavier that does the trick.  The strips work best in comparison to silicone gels, compression is key in flattening scar tissue.  They can be purchased on http://www.makemeheal.com.  Don't be fooled by cheaper brands, you will be disappointed.  Consult with your doctor on when it is safe to place them over the incision. 

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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #66 on: February 06, 2012, 12:55:52 AM »
Mine are both about 5-6 inches! Had clips, healing very well, massaging with high concentrate Vit E oil to reduce scars :D
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #67 on: February 19, 2012, 11:03:22 PM »
10" no staples,


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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #68 on: February 20, 2012, 12:36:57 AM »
Mine is six inches and scary. I had glue on the top layer. The top of the scar is more sensitive than the bottom. I had the anterior approach and the scar is on the front left side of my leg. It does look better than the first week.
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Re: Poll - Size of Your Incision After Surgery
« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2015, 03:40:13 PM »
Two part answer

Incision for resurfacing about 4 inches, but while Dr. Gross was in there, he decided to clean up an 8 inch scar from my varus osteotomy from 25 yrs ago, so the total is 12 inches. 
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