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Joint Laxity/Hypermobility/Acetabular Labrum Tear

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  • Posted By: Rita Waycaster
  • July 1, 2009
  • 02:19 AM

I have alway's had joint laxity/hypermobility. In May I started having pain in my left groin. After an X-Ray, MRI, Arthrogram,and MRI with Contrast, I was diagnoised as having a left acetabular labrum tear. I'm a nurse, so I'm on my feet for very long periods of time, after an hour, Im in alot of pain. I will be seeing a Dr who specializes in hip arthroscopies soon, has anyone had a hip arthroscopy for labral repair? How long was the recovery? How long before returning to work? I know I will find out when I see Dr, but its still a couple of weeks away. Any advice would be appreciated.

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  • I have a similar situation but in both hips and am about to get a second opinion from a surgeon that also knows about hypermobile patients (my current surgeon does not). I'd recommend that you seek out a surgeon who is experienced with patients like us, as our connective tissue condition/"disorder" predisposes us to complications that non-hypermobile folks don't face (e.g. slower healing, keloid scarring, extended range of motion that may cause reinjury). The Cleveland Clinic has a bunch of ortho folks who specialize in it, and if I were closer, I'd seek them out.Here is a website I found that goes into some detail about the procedure: hipandknee.net. (I also have some articles about the hip in general.)good luck!--kbarkingdogsx3@yahoo.com
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