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A 48-year-old female asked:

My friend gets sharp, stabbing pains in his hip bone from time to time, sometimes to the point where it is debilitating. it started when he was about 23 years old, and now that he is 39 years old, he is in almost constant discomfort. he has had an x-ray,

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Dr. Thomas Tanous
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 17 years experience
Has : Has he been evaluated for a hip labral tear? An standard MRI is not capable of detecting a labral tear and requires what is called a MRI arthrogram which is where they inject dye directly into the hip and then perform an mri. Avascular necrosis should be able to be detected on a standard mri.
Dr. Charles Glueck
Clinical Lipidology 57 years experience
Get x ray and mri: Need to get x ray and MRI to rule out osteonecrosis and or osteoarthritis.

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