View Full Version : It band relaxed or Labral tear?
05-12-2007, 09:29 AM
I've been treated for a tight IT band and also had it now relaxed, but 4 months after surgery i still have the snapping hip problems. The hip gives way and i have problems walking, squatting stairs etc.... Should i ask my consultant if he thinks it might be a Labral tear?? I've noticed you guys seem to have more experience first hand on tears and might be able to point me in the right direction.:confused:
06-12-2007, 09:14 PM
When a hip catches, gives away with hip/groin pain, it usually suggests something inside the hipjoint being impinged.
The possible reasons could be: a labrum tear, FAI (femoroacetabular impingement), hip dysplasia (deformed joint), osteochondritis dissecans (cartilage-bone detachment), a ligamentum teres tear (ligament extending from femurhead to the acetabulum socket), or loose bodies (pieces of torn off cartilage, labrum, bone, cysts that are floating around in the joint and gets impinged at times).
The doctors will first do Xrays for OA, FAI or dysplasia. Then he will order MRI (enhanced arthrogram or just plain) to image the labrum, ligament, cartilage etc. But some tests are negative. Then if no diagnosis, they suggest arthrocopy (have a look inside the joint with a camera-scope).
Hip problems are very complex and chronic. I really hope you find and fix the problem.:)
07-12-2007, 02:42 AM
Zaynah Thanks for your reply. It was definitely what i was thinking too, but i was in surgery for tight IT band and have a lovely 6 inch scar to show for it too!! It really did work until i returned to 'normal' activities and now it catches again. I also have a congenital hip disconsolation so have a leg length difference. Up until 2 yrs ago my hip never bothered me, i just fell over and twisted my ankle, and i have had hip pain since. Gutted pain has come back after surgery, i had hoped it had gone for good.
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