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A 34-year-old female asked:

I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
See hip specialist: Depending on the type of hip stress fracture you may need:1) rest and crutches for 6-8 weeks or longer or 2) surgery followed by around 3-4 months for recovery before resuming sports. Or 3) worst case scenario partial hip replacement if complications result....The labrum tear needs to be addressed by a hip arthroscopy specialist and may need: 1) nothing done or 2) injection or 3) surgery.
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
See an orthopedist : The combination of a stress fracture and a torn labrum makes your case challenging. There are different types of stress fractures, some of which require surgery, some don't. Same with labral tears you need to be evaluated by your orthopaedic surgeon and discuss your treatment options thoroughly.
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Fracture priority: First priority is the fracture. See an ortho doc immediately. This can cause significant probs if not treated. Some stress fx's of fem neck need surgery. Once fracture is dealt with, then deal w the labrum. If surgery needed for stress fx, then possible surgery for both at same time if ortho doc does arthroscopy too.
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Last updated May 6, 2014

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