On September 1, 2007 I was a pedestrian hit by a car here in Manhattan, NY. Luckily, I didnt have any serious injuries but sought help after my knee became painful. Around November of last year, as pain subsided in the knee, I noticed my left hip was bothering. An MRI was performed and unremarkable aside from some bone contusions (was hit in the L thigh).
Pain persisted and an MRA (arthrogram, MRI with contrast solution) was ordered and took place on February 11, 2008. That MRA showed the bone contusions and, additionally, an acetabular labral tear. I went to 4 doctors, all specialists, here in the city and ultimately settled on Dr. Ahmad at Columbia around April 10th, 2008. All the specialists told me the procedure of an arthroscopic acetabular labral repair, how it was a relatively new procedure for the hip and that it has a failure rate to it. I was told by my Dr. that I couldnt further my injury, but it will never heal on its own.
Dr. Ahmad had me try to treat the hip theraputically (cortizone injection to the capsule), but it did not work. I've been in PT since October of last year. I scheduled to have surgery July 30, 2008. After the surgery I never really felt better. I had the same pains as I did before the surgery. I told my Dr. at each follow up that I wasnt feeling better, and ultimately had another MRA on October 29, 2008.
I got the results back yesterday, "findings suggest re-tear of the anterior acetabular labrum with evidence of labral capsular separation."
I did only as I was told during recovery. Ive been so careful the last year. In that year, naturally Ive been favoring the left leg, and now the right hip is starting to have problems. If I couldnt further my injury, then why the separation? And how?
Last edited by sarahd212; 11-06-2008 at 05:23 AM.