Postoperative Treatment

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-

FIGURE 12.3. The iliopsoas lies anterior to the hip capsule and moves lateral with hip flexion, abduction, and external rotation. As the hip is extended, adducted, and internally rotated, the tendon moves in a medial direction.

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