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The Elliptical For Hip Labral Tears
How do you find a Dr that specializes in hip labral tears? Want to consult with that type Dr. Thanks.
It would be an: Orthopedist. Call the largest group in your area and inquire. If they do not have a specialist they probably can help you. Another good place for references is a good physical therapy place that does a lot of ortho rehab. They might know. Hood luck it is a very special specialist you are looking for. There is only 1 in all of milwaukee area!!! ...Read more
Hip arthroscopy: The fix for a painful hip label tear is an arthroscopic repair or trimming. ...Read more
What are potential problems with not getting a labral hip tear fixed surgically in a patient with FAI?
I have a labral tear in my hip that is impinging on a nerve. What is the best option? It's very painful and stops me from every day living.
See specialist: Cabral tears do not impinge on nerves- seek out hip arthroscopy specialist for proper evaluation - most can be treated with simple hip arthroscopy ...Read more
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
Consider surgery: Consider arthroscopic repairGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Had hip labral repair last year. Lateral groin pain now. Feels like another tear. Possible to tear in same hip 2nd time? Can they scope hip twice?
Tears can recur: Labral tears can recur, especially if underlying cause of tear is not concomitantly addressed. Specifically, care needs to be taken to avoid leaving behind a bony prominence of the rim of the acetabulum (Pincer lesion) or a bony bump off the femoral head-neck junction (Cam lesion). A retorn labrum can often be repaired again or reconstructed with allograft tissue if needed during revision A'scope ...Read more
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
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
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
Possibly.: If you are having symptoms and you have not responded to conservative treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
Would the feeling of something being pinched in the upper thigh, on the front but close to inner thigh, in crease, be a symptom of hip labral tear?
Possibly: Yes it definitely could, however there are other potential causes of pain in that area as well. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I am 5 weeks post op (hip fai & labral tears). My pt is not aggressive but for a couple of days after pt, I get painful burst of pain in the groin?
Probably part of: Recovery. Bring this up to your surgeon. The fact that the location of the pain is in the region of your body where the surgery pain should be, and the fact that it is not constant is reassuring. But still make sure your surgeon knows how you are progressing with pt, and recovery. The hip joint is localized in the groin region..... ...Read more
It is possible to
participate in sports and athletic individual events w/ a labral tears, some people can play (and have) entire seasons w/ a symptomatic "labral tear" (college and professional football).Hip "impingement' (related to femoral head and acetabulum) anatomical factors w/ associated labral tears is a very common and somewhat overdiagnosed condition... ...Read more
Several: All surgeries have risks and hip arthroscopy is no different. The usual risks are bleeding, infection, damage to nerves or blood vessels and continued pain. These are all very rare with hip arthroscopy but do exist. After labralrepair, somehips get very stiff and much therapy is needed to restore motion. Damage to the cartilage in the joint can also happen. Talk to your surgeon about these, . ...Read more
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
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
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