The portals are sutured, and a thigh dressing is applied with compression. Crutches, with partial weight bearing, are used until the patient has good control of the hip (usually 2 to 3 weeks). Flexion exercises are begun immediately, and strength returns in 3 to 6 weeks after a partial release and 3 to 6 months after a com-
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