I have had both of my hips operated on for laberal tears (around 8 months ago) and i still have the same amount of pain, i am now going to have op's for the lig tear.
I have been in constant pain for about 1 year and a half and cant walk more than 100m, kills me to go up stairs, and i dont sleep most nights because of the pain. I would love to hear from anyone whohas had this surgery espcially in both hips and if it has helped.
Also recovery times so I can try and figure out work...
Sorry to provide a negative slant on it. I have had three hip scopes (in 3 years) and have had partial tear of lig teres and bad synovitis each time, including a lig teres tightening and capsule tightening procedure. Each time my pain has returned, worst being now 6 weeks post-op. I am like you unable to do lots (for 3+ years) and can't sleep despite strong pain killers. I had a chat with the surgeon and for me it is looking like a total hip replacement. They will try a couple more injections first though. These have not helped in the past. He told me there was light at the end of the tunnel.
i am now 10 days out from surgery. I had a torn ligamentum teres , Dr John O'Donnell performed the surgery on my right hip,. we initially thought it was just a partial tear & a debridement would do the job, to clean up the socket & ideally reduce/stop the pain.. What he discovered though was that it was virtually just hanging off the bone, so he removed it completely! i am a little shocked that he had to do that, as i fear hip instability from even just the basic things like walking. I am very active, my entire life is based around fitness, so atm i am a little concerned about what this may mean for me. I question why he couldnt just reattach it? I have done loads of reading & research on this ligament & its function is to stabilise, to act as a conduit for vessels & keep the ball in the socket when the joint is under tension. So as soon as i possibly can i will be back at the gym and training hard to build up my gluteus & core.
He did say that he could make me a ligament if i feel the joint in too unstable. I am walking with a single crutch now & am only taking 1 anti inflam & occasionally 2 panamax.. Im trying to heal as naturally as possible.. loads of turmeric powder!!
Would love to hear from others who have had a complete removal of the LT...
Hello, I am exactly 2 months today after arthoscopy surgery of my left hip. I tripped over a small stool at work and had a ligament teres tear. My pain is not the same pain i had before surgery. Dr. Rodriguez of Arlington did a fine job. I have limited movement outwards of my leg, the joint aches at night if i sit to long on something hard or soft. At first it felt as if my joint was going to come out the socket after i had the surgery. Its getting better but there are certains things i can do, i like to sit with my legs indian style that is out after about 6 to 8 mins, now that joint starts to ache not hurt like before, some aching, getting in and out the car is the same feeling like joint is loose or something. Im hoping to return to work after my appointment on May 25th. Worker Comp sucks as well. Has anyone had a MMI rating for this issue?
I am interested to know how they diagnosed your tear.
I had FAI cam and labral tear surgery to my right hip which has never improved in the 3 1/2 years since.
The surgeon noted I had a very small ligamnent teres but was unsure of the signifigance of it.
in the past few months I can recall at least two occasions where I turned awkwardly and the sharp sudden pain in my groin took my breath away.
Things have got a lot worse for me in the last couple of months. a recent xray showed nothing unusual.
I have no arthritis which am told is encouraging.
I had the Exact same injury to my right hip In May last year and had an Arthroscopy in the September after them repeatedly telling me that there was nothing wrong. I still have not healed and am still in alot of pain, I was hospitalized last week because i could walk and my right leg has turned inwards.
The Doctors Discharged me saying they could not see anything so there was nothing they could do now after seeing you guys going through the same thing, i'm not sure what to do.
Should i kick and scream about this? Or just stay on crutches?
kick scream shout, you know your body better than anyone. I had to change my surgeon as the first one, did his best but he wasn't a hip specialist, nor did he understand the pain and frustration i was going through. After finding a decent specialist off here, from others saying his name, i asked my gp for a referral and got an appointment with him. It opened a whole new chapter in my life, and it was the best decision i've ever made. I'm still on a long road to recovery, after having a triple pelvic ost, and femur ost (pelvis broke in three places and realigned to the left to create a socket, with femur broke and lengthened 2 inches) in the left side that was 3 yrs ago and the results are pure magic! more movement than i've ever had in my life. With that result firmly in mind, i needed to correct the right femur, which has been broke and rotated just a year ago, still need metalwork took out, but i'm on my way to being painfree.
Thank you so much.
I went to the Hospital physically last night and showed them what has happened to my leg and showed them the pain im in. The nurse turned around and said that the was i was discharged was unacceptable and has made an emergency appointment for me for Monday to see another specialist. *fingers Crossed* they will not dismiss me again. I will take my reports with me and i will refuse to leave until i am listened too.
Thats brill about you though, well done for making such a wonderful recovery! I really do hope everything else goes alright for you
I also recently had a hip scope in August 2012 with J O'Donnell in Australia. I was diagnosed with a complete rupture of the ligamentum teres and some synovitis. I had been making a great (but I thought very slow) recovery and was back doing almost everything I had done previously, including starting rock climbing again.
However recently I have been having pain and some instability and the physio in Melbourne thinks that maybe I have "undone" the surgery and capsular tightening and this is all very very bad. We are now considering pursuing further surgical options and whether to reconstruct the ligament.
Vicki I'd be keen to hear more about your experience and share more with you and hear whether you made a full recovery or whether you had the ligament reconstruction with J O'Donnell
I've had two hip scopes to clean up the ligament teres. I'm roughly 4 months out since the second operation.
I'm only swimming and doing my rehab exercises at this stage. I was just wondering if anyone could give me
Some rehab tips.
This injury is so frustrating! I've had issues with my hip for three years now. I use to do a lot of surfing but now I'm restricted to smimming and rehab. I'm only 29 years old.
From what I've heard from physios and read, rehab is the key to getting over this injury. If someone could help me out with rehab tips it would be much appreciated. Sport use to be my life now it's a distant memory.
My warning to anyone that has this operation is be very careful and committed to your rehab program. Be very patient as well.