I have had now a few days to digest the news of a new labral tear. I did not expect to hear this, I thought it was a stress reaction but…
I bet my OS does not see it coming either. The MRI taken was not with a labral tear in mind.
For labral tears my OS prefers doing a arthogram MRI of the hip, but I had a very smart radiologist looking at my images. He picked it up.
I have had two labral tears before but the situation was different each time. It was the same surgery, same surgeon and even the same hospital, and yet, the recoveries could not have been more different.
My first hip arthroscopy with bone shaving and labral repair was straight forward. I had the same surgery on my left hip, with the difference of dealing with stress fractures in my acetabulum in the freshly operated hip, as well as in the hip that was still recovering. Now I can add a scoped & broken hip with a labral tear, just to make it a bit more challenging.
For some reason I don’t think my OS has another patient with the same scenario. Hm…
It might be a good idea to make a list of questions I have for him. The situation is now completely different from last time since the labrum did not get torn by my original cam or pincer lesion but through the new anatomic, “not so anatomic” shape of the pinned hip. It is a tricky question to answer, how to proceed from here.
I am not exactly thrilled about labral tear no. 3 but…
And just for fun… just when I thought finding information for “young people with hip fracture” is slim – try looking for “labral tear after hip pinning”. Nothing. Zero. Not even medical articles about it. Lame.