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Labral tear hip surgery 18months ago. Pain past month+&had mri-indicated"could represent residual fraying/fissuring or complex re-tear".help me prepare?

Labral tear hip surgery 18months ago. Pain past month+&had mri-indicated"could represent residual fraying/fissuring or complex re-tear".help me prepare?

Hip labral tears: After previous hip labral surgery, it is often difficult (or impossibe) to tell on MRI if there is a new tear versus post-surgical changes. Did you re-injure yourself? If not, unlikely a new tear. Recommend following up with your hip surgeon for further recommendations ...Read more

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Had hip surgery 18 months ago for labral tear. Did 6 months PT &everything was fine until pain walking past week as bad as pre-surgery. Bad? Need new op?

Had hip surgery 18 months ago for labral tear. Did 6 months PT &everything was fine until pain walking past week as bad as pre-surgery. Bad? Need new op?

Labral tear: May be as simple as a sprain/strain injury. Re-injuring the labrum from just walking would be unlikely, especially if you recovered fully from the surgery. Recommend rest, anti-inflammatories, low impact activity and a follow-up visit with your surgeon if the symptoms do not improve over 10-14 days ...Read more

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Mom just had hip surgery for labral tear, now has no feeling in left perineal area. Had an epidural.?

Mom just had hip surgery for labral tear, now has no feeling in left perineal area. Had an epidural.?

Nerve compression: Assuming hip arthroscopy--if so--we use a table to provide gentle traction to leg to put camera in hip. Pressure is placed in groin and foot is pulled in a ski boot. This sounds like pressure causing nerve to go to sleep in perineal region. These types of problems frequently resolve on their own. Suggest talking to your surgeon about it. ...Read more

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I have to have reconstructive hip surgery soon to repair a labrum tear, re build cartilage and remove an osteophyte. What does all this involve?

I have to have reconstructive hip surgery soon to repair a labrum tear, re build cartilage and remove an osteophyte. What does all this involve?

Arthroscopic surgery: Sounds as if they are planning to repair your torn labrum, remove bone spur and repair cartilage. This can be done thru several small incisions, outpatient taking a couple of hours. This allows the repairs to be done without dislocating the hip joint. ...Read more

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Does a partial labral tear (posterior hip) require surgery?

Does a partial labral tear (posterior hip) require surgery?

Possibly.: If you are having symptoms and you have not responded to conservative treatment. ...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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Is it worth it to get the surgery to fix the labral tear in my hip? I can't do any exercise without pain

Is it worth it to get the surgery to fix the labral tear in my hip? I can't do any exercise without pain

2nd opinion: Sounds like you already saw a surgeon and aren't sure about it. Feel free to ask for a second opinion to ease you mind. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a hip labral tear arthroscopic surgery?

How long does it take to recover from a hip labral tear arthroscopic surgery?

Approximately 3 mnth: General speaking 3 months, although recovery time can vary based on the severity of your injury and activity level that you wish to resume following the procedure. You can read about lady gaga's recent recovery and view the names of several professional athletes that undergown the procedure on my blog at http://drmarkgalland. Com/category/hip/. ...Read more

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I have had hip athroscopy for minor labral tear, 3 months post surgery I am still in agony. Is this normal?

I have had hip athroscopy for minor labral tear, 3 months post surgery I am still in agony. Is this normal?

Can be: It is not abnormal to take 4-6 months and even a year for the pain to go away. However, I am concerned about you being in agony. This should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had hip arthroscopic surgery in february to repair a labral tear. Now all my bursa get inflamed with any activity. What can I do?

I had hip arthroscopic surgery in february to repair a labral tear. Now all my bursa get inflamed with any activity. What can I do?

Depends: Use ice, over the counter meds such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, & pt exercises to strengthen muscles to keep muscles balanced. If not enough, then need prescription anti-inflammatory meds or a corticosteroid injection to calm down bursitis. ...Read more

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What's next? Hip xray shows nothing. Groin pain, surgery shows nothing. Webmd suggests Acetabular Labral Tear from symptoms. Pain managment no help

What's next? Hip xray shows nothing. Groin pain, surgery shows nothing. Webmd suggests Acetabular Labral Tear from symptoms. Pain managment no help

Many reasons: There are a number reasons you could have groin pain. It could be from arthritis, or other muscular or skeletal issues. You may want to see a sports medicine doctor or orthopedist to investigate further. An MRI may give you a better answer if X-ray shows nothing. Best wishes.
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27 y/o f w/ r hip labral tear. Ortho recommended arthroscopic surgery right away due to young age and click. Typical? What will rehab timeframe be?

Rehab is long: You will typically feel better in a matter if weeks but your hip will be stiff. You have to protect the repair while it heals. Typically 8 weeks. Then you have to continue to work on motion and strengthening. Over the next 1-2 months full recovery at 6 months or so. ...Read more

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How successful is hip surgery for a cam impingement and labral tears? I was told only a few days on crutches.

How successful is hip surgery for a cam impingement and labral tears? I was told only a few days on crutches.

Depends: The answer to this type of question always depends on the individual patient (preoperative health, associated medical conditions, etc) as well as the specific type of surgery being done. Presumably you are having arthroscopic hip surgery, which, for a healthy patient, can heal relatively quickly, with only a few days on crutches. ...Read more

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Are there any supplements to help my recovery from a hip labral tear?

Are there any supplements to help my recovery from a hip labral tear?

No: You do not need to take anything specific. Make sure you have a well rounded diet, and follow your surgeons post operative instructions. ...Read more

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6 months post op. R hip cam decompression, labral tear. Still having quite a bit of pain. Dr said normal, can take a long time. Any thoughts?

Can be long: Hip arthroscopy is evolving. We are learning that we need to take away more bone than we used to think. By 6 months, you should be improving. If not improving or if new symptoms arise, such as clicking, you need a new evaluation. If you are improving, hang in there. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose an Acetabular Labral Tear? Groin pain worse at night mostly in bed sleeping. At times I have to place hand on hip/groin to walk

How do you diagnose an Acetabular Labral Tear? Groin pain worse at night mostly in bed sleeping. At times I have to place hand on hip/groin to walk

MRI and scope surg--: Ery by an Orthopedist who does them regularly. You do need a thorough exam to ensure its not simple arthritis or pain from your back causing all this. I am wondering how you thought of Acetabular labral tear, as in the procedures you haven't mentioned a MRI??
Good Luck. ...Read more

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What do doctors in the surgery for labral tear?

Depends: Not all tears require surgery. If your surgeon recommends shoulder arthroscopy ask him what happens if you try physical therapy instead and what he will do except debriement with labral tear. ...Read more

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How can I self test for a hip labral tear?

Hard to do if you: Have not done it before, but here are the basic test:
ant labral tear- pain if hip is brought from a fully flexed, externally rotated, and abducted position to a position of extension, internal rotation, and adduction
posterior labral tear -pain if hip is brought from a flexed, adducted, and internally rotated position to one of abduction, external rotation, and extension.
Not 100% diagnostic. ...Read more

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Will a thomas hip flexor stretch cause a labral tear?

Will a thomas hip flexor stretch cause a labral tear?

No: Stretching the hips flexor distracts the joint- it gently pulls the ball away from the socket. Most activities that injure the labrum- including wear and tear- do so by compressing the joint. If you have a labral tear, you may irritate it by stretching the opposite leg (the side that you are pulling to your chest can get compressed). ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with labral tear of right hip. Going for first injection soon. Do patients do well from these?

Varies: The injection will only treat the symptoms of the year and not the tear itself. So the response may be temporary. You may need to consider surgery if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Having hip pain and told labral tear after MRI etc why would I need an ultrasoud?

Having hip pain and told labral tear after MRI etc why would I need an ultrasoud?

Not sure ask your: Doctor, what he or she is thinking.... Not the standard way for work-up of labral tears, but there might be something else he or she is thinking, or trying to evaluate. Ask him/her, could you please tell me why we are getting this ultrasound, and what will it add to the recommended treatments. ...Read more

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Could a hip labral tear cause swelling?

Could a hip labral tear cause swelling?

Unlikely but: Labral tears often cause pain in the groin or front of the hip during physical activity or with deep flexion (bending) and rotation of the hip. Some individuals with labral tears of the hip will also have clicking or a sense of catching deep within the hip during certain activities. Swelling is not a usual symptom. Your question did not say where the swelling is. Usually you can not see swe ...Read more

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Cost of hip arthroscopy for labral tear?

Cost of hip arthroscopy for labral tear?

Covered by insurance: In most cases the procedure is covered by insurance. Codes exist for most of the main procedures that are performed. Some portions of the procedure are "unlisted" and patients sometimes need to pay this up front and then work with the insurance to pay this back to patient directly. ...Read more

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Can I dance salsa again after a hip arthroscopy of labral tear?

Can I dance salsa again after a hip arthroscopy of labral tear?

Yes: Depending on the location and severity of the labral tear and subsequently how involved the arthroscopic repair is will determine how long it will take to get you dancing again, but full unrestricted activity is the goal of treatment. ...Read more

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Can I dance professionsally again after a hip arthroscopy of a hip labral tear?

Activity After Scope: Many activities can be resumed after a hip arthroscopy. In fact, professional football players, baseball players, and basketball players are returning to high level activity after this type of surgery.

The recovery can take a few months, and extensive physical therapy is required to make the best recovery, but returning to sports, including dance, is possible. ...Read more