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Doctor insights on: Hip Wear And Tear

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Felt pop in top of quad/hip area during a sprint yesterday. Just a pull or could it be a tear?

Felt pop in top of quad/hip area during a sprint yesterday.  Just a pull or could it be a tear?

Difficult: To say without a physical exam, but if the pop was felt and heard in front hip area could be one of the many ligaments in the quadriceps muscle. A tear would be a little more dramatic and sometimes may leave bulge. ...Read more

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I had a scan done today and was told my liver is sitting above my hip, instead of wear it should be, why would this be please?

I had a scan done today and was told my liver is sitting above my hip, instead of wear it should be, why would this be please?

Perhaps: An anatomic variant called a reidel's lobe. This is of no concern. Always advisable to correlate this kind of information with your doctor as liver enlargement and masses can also do the same thing. ...Read more

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For past 2 months when laying down for bed left hip gets real sharp pain and gets hard for me to move with out tearing up. What's wrong ?

For past 2 months when laying down for bed left hip gets real sharp pain and gets hard for me to move with out tearing up. What's wrong ?

Your description: of the symptoms doesn't supply enough information for a good visual of the issue, but a 20 year old should not be having that amount of hip pain, Would recommend a visit to your doctor for an exam ...Read more

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Would you be able to feel a labral tear in the hip when it first occurs?

Not necessarily: Labral tears can be degenerative and happen over time or acute. However, even the acute ones you would just have groin pain but not be able to be specific and call it a labral tear. ...Read more

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Is labral tear surgery of the hip major surgery?

Every surgery is: Every surgery is major, those labar tear could be done by hole in the skin around the hip joint or some time need open surgery. The open surgery is more involved. ...Read more

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What is the average life of a hip replacement? What causes them to wear out?

Hip prosthetic life: Today's hip implants should last 20 to 30 years. But factors such as activity and patient size may shortened the life expectancy. ...Read more

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Can a person reinjure or tear the labrum of the hip after having a debridement?

Can a person reinjure or tear the labrum of the hip after having a debridement?

For sure: Debridement of the labrum means there is remaining cartilage to damage. So yes - a person can reinjure the debrided labrum, causing another tear. ...Read more