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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have had hip athroscopy for minor labral tear, 3 months post surgery i am still in agony. is this normal?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 38 years experience
Hip arthroscopy: "agony" is a strong word so if you are still having this degree of pain, i would have a repeat MRI with contrast (assuming you have no allergy to dye) performed.
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
No: Hip arthroscopy to remove injured tissue (labral or cartilage injury) should relieve pain within 2 -12 weeks progressively toward little to no pain. Repair of a labral tear or removal of bone due to impingement should also show progressively diminished pain within 1-3 months. Persistent agonizing pain points toward new or persistent pathology within the hip/pelvis/back. Further evaluation needed.
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Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
No: You should visit your surgeon and discuss. If pain persists you may need a second opinion.
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Can be: It is not abnormal to take 4-6 months and even a year for the pain to go away. However, I am concerned about you being in agony. This should be evaluated by your surgeon.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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