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Could a meniscus hip tear be cured without surgery?

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Dr. Vlad Gendelman
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Hip Meniscus???: There is no meniscus in the hip. I assume you are referring to a labral tear. Labrum has a very poor blood supply and will not heal once it's torn. Not everyone who has a tear in the labrum has pain though and it is possible that the pain will resolve over time. Surgery for the labral tear involves debridement/excision of the torn tissue.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kobs
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Labral repair possib: Labral repair rather than excision is possible in some cases. This is done arthroscopically and is a same day surgical procedure.
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