I've just been diagnosed with a hip labrum tear following an MRI Authrogram (contrast dye is injected into the hip joint and then an MRI scan is performed).
I'm 32 and was running on average 20-30 miles per week pre-injury, ran the Sheffield half in April and was training for the Liverpool marathon in October (managed to get to 17 miles on my long run before I had to stop due to my injury. I'm now completely inactive; even walking a short distance hurts.
I've not ran at all since the summer due to the pain and have pretty much suffered all year with all sorts of suggestions from physios and my GP as to the cause of my pain including ITBS, unstable pelvis and bursitis!
Finally after enduring physio which seemed to do more harm than good, I was referred by my GP to a consultant who, after a few basic tests, immediately said I had a hip labrum tear (he is a runner and also had the injury in both hips!). The MRI has confirmed his diagnosis and I have been told I will need surgery to repair the tear.
There is only one consultant available on the NHS based at Leicester Hospital who apparently can do the hip arthroscopy procedure and my consultant has recommended I am referred to Leicester but it's all down to funding and whether or not my trust will agree.
My other alternative is open hip surgery locally which I understand has a much greater recovery time with more complications.
Has anyone had this surgery (either arthroscopically or open surgery?)
What is recovery like? When can I expect to run again?