What Is The Recovery Time From iliac Crest Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, what is the recovery time for iliac crest implants?

A: The recovery time from iliac crest implants is a direct reflection of having raised part of the TFL fascia off of the iliac crest to place the implants. This causes some discomfort with walking as would be expected initially. This will take several weeks to fully resolve so exercise is going to be delayed for a month or so after the surgery. There often is some numbness in the front of the thigh but this will usually subside within months after the surgery.  

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana