Re: hip dysplasia
Wow - this could be my story. I started having pain in my hip over 10 years ago. It was only occasional at first and tolerable. About 2 years ago I could no longer put off treatment. My MRI showed a labral tear and I was sent to a specialist. I had surgery to repair the tear and ended up in much worse shape - every step was painful. I should tell you that I do know a teenager who had a labral tear repaired she is playing sports again, no pain at all, back 100%. My story may not be the norm however I remember just before being taken into the OR the nurse mentioning that she really hoped it worked. If you decide to have it repaired you may want to ask how many people return to normal activities. Anyway, 6 months later I had a total hip replacement. That was 18 months ago and I am having the othe hip replaced in a few weeks. Same pain, same problem but this time I am opting to avoid the labral tear. He mentioned that I have mild hip dysplasia and that why I have another labral tear. Must run in my family - Mother, sister and 1st cousin all had THR.