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A 29-year-old male asked:

Having hip pain. i was told i have hip impingement but mri shows no labral tear. can the impingement cause pain and can you have surgery for impingement with no tear?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Usually occurs in people like athletes, runners etc and can cause pain. Best is to see an Ortho. specializing in hip for best opinion. Good chance you may not need surgery.
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Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Yes you can have impingement without having a labral tear. Surgery is the last resort. You should try multiple nonsurgical treatment before contemplating surgical intervention.
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Last updated Dec 29, 2021

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