A 40-year-old member asked:
Could a meniscus hip tear be cured without surgery?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 17 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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Orthopedic Surgery 41 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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Last updated Dec 8, 2012
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