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I've read from the beginning of this thread with great interest. I had a laberal tear arthroscopily repaired in my right hip 8 years ago and its been generally fine since (just have to be a bit careful not to overdo it, and not attempt silly warm up moves and the like), well, up to about a fortnight ago that is!!
Have got a bad case of AT at the moment so haven't run for around 6 months trying to get it better (getting more frustrated by the day), but had a little circuit I did at home incorp. some abs work and free weights. Had noticed some clicking in my right hip with one of the abs exercises but didn’t really think much of it, a few days later had full on pain like I remember from the last laberal tear. Really hoped it might have been a groin strain but don’t think luck is on my side. I am 99% sure it is a laberal tear again. Fortunately I have BUPA cover so have got a referral to the surgeon that did the first op – there’s about a 4 week wait to see him privately but thinking that’s a good thing because it may settle down in the meantime (wishful thinking me thinks L).
I suppose I’m just curious whether anyone else has had two surgical patch ups for laberal tears on the same hip and, if so, to what level of success. The only positive to come out of this is that my AT has felt slightly better, probably because I’ve got something else to worry about now!!
BTW, I should also say that I have just had my gait thoroughly looked at and am waiting to pick up some prescribed orthotics next week to help with the AT problem. I am now thinking that perhaps my biomechanical probs could be attributing to the laberal tear issue or FAI. Does that make sense? I can’t remember the surgeon referring to anything like that 8 years ago, he thought it was more likely to have been caused by 20 years of racket sports. I will definitely be asking the question when I go to see him. It's good to see from the thread that there is running after surgery, I suppose I am proof of that for the last 8 years!
Thanks Pipes. I've decided to go ahead and have just got the surgery date through - 27th March. Thought I'd have to wait for ages, so it came as a bit of a shock! No mention of funding problems, so I guess this issue is sorted in Somerset. The consultant was really clear about no running at all (well, I guess I'll be able to make a short dash for the bus...) The labrum and cartilage have both degenerated quite a lot so I guess any repair will be pretty fragile, plus I have other femoral anteversion/retroversion issues he can't fix. Can't deny that I'm struggling to come to terms with being a non-runner for the first time in 15 years. I guess it will get easier. Glad to hear that you're on the road to recovery. Any good pre- and post-op tips?
Loverunning - hope all goes well with the funding meeting. Fingers crossed.