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    Originally posted by x-halt-salute View Post

    That is not a term my ortho used, but it was definitely abnormal in a way that I believe fits with "massively hypertrophic". I read up on this a little bit, and it sounds like it's common for a hypertrophic labrum to lead to impingement between the acetabulum and femoral head, which also seems consistent with my situation.

    I took a huge salary cut as a result of COVID, so PRP is off the table for me for a while. Hopefully I can stay employed through the chaos and plan for that when I get back to my pre-COVID income level. Seems like with this hip thing every time I take a step forward, the insecurity of my work life rears its ugly head to intervene!
    Oh man, I'm really sorry to hear that

    Here is that video of White:

    He sure makes reconstruction SOUND good. The video of the hypertrophic labrum makes me cringe.


      Thanks for the stories! Both good and bad.

      Surgeon got me in fast and I had the first hip done yesterday. 24 hours into recovery and I’m sore, but ok. He wants me non weight bearing for 2 weeks which is definitely tough...using crutches/a walker is exhausting! I don’t know how people do any sort of distance with these things! He did a significant amount of Osteoplasty at the same time so hopefully the two tears won’t come back. He said I had extra bone on both sides of my femur as well as the socket so it’s no wonder it tore and I had like zero ROM despite all the stretching in the world.

      I’ll have to have the second one done in a few months but I’m not sure whether he will recommend the arthroscopic or just going to THR since in his words “it was a real mess in there”.

      Here’s hoping for a quick recovery and a return to riding!


        How are my labral repair folks doing? I’m on week 7 of hip #1. I’m back in the tack at the walk and the right hip feels great (the surgical one) and my left hip is painful now. The surgeon is hoping to do the left in another 6 weeks. I’m so ready to be done with all the rehab. Overall I’m happy with the surgery.


          Alterration **jingles*** so excited for you that your back in the tack !!

          Simkie thank you for your advice and support!!!

          I’m week one post op from labral repair surgery. FINALLY, got in to see Dr. Martin with all the Covid mess. Highly suggest him. Steroid injections did absolutely nothing for me. Got approved for surgery. Had FAI got my femur shaved down to fit into pelvis. Two screws some sitches later. Acetabulorfemeroplasty. Yes still taking muscle relaxers for the spams. Sorry for the misspelling forgive me.

          For reference, I am a 29 year old. Struggling with hip pain for 9 years. The pain proceeded to get worse 2018 and November 2019 finally started to take this entire hand of cards seriously. Dr. Martin truly has an incredible program in place for post op rehab. Started day one post op and will be adhering to a T.


            wtxhunter awesome you were able to see Martin! Did you have a PAO to correct dysplasia? I hope you have speedy and uncomplicated healing!


              Simkie to be honest I’m unsure what PAO is. From my quick googling I believe I had the opposite of PAO. My hip socket was deep however my femoral head grew without any curvature. He did throw around some acronyms but that was never one of them. My discharge paperwork says FAI, bone spurs, 3cm cyst removed and labrum repaired.

              Typical, all my husband remembers him saying was they removed 1/3 of my labrum and when he was inside my hip. “It looked like she attempted to stay on the horse once or twice and the horse twisted the opposite way, destroying an already bad situation.” Dr. Martin did say the bones spurs can reoccur with age and will be quicker to act on it in the future. Thank you for the speedy recovery I am itching to get back in the saddle.

              Living in my CPM device and cycling upright for 30 minutes does seem to help post surgery.

              I am really looking forward to get to groom my horse again, does anyone have a timeline of being able to be more active? Or maybe just stick to treats and brushing? My orders are to avoid weight bearing twisting motion for the longer than I’d like. (Le sigh)


                wtxhunter nope, sure doesn't sound like a PAO! But that's often what's going on when people mention "labrum" and "surgery" and "screws" Screws aren't really typical for labral repair. Unless, ohhhhhhhhh, do you mean anchors? I bet that's it! Partial reconstruction with two anchors, maybe?

                Definitely take it easy! You've got all the time in the world to recover


                  Simkie Ah yes likely anchors!! I plan on confirming Thursday at my post op appointment (sans drugs) 😂 hubby likes to over dramatize.


                    Simkie dr. Martin said dissolving screws. Thank you for being such a wonderful resource to this thread 😃


                      Originally posted by wtxhunter View Post
                      Simkie dr. Martin said dissolving screws. Thank you for being such a wonderful resource to this thread 😃
                      I had to go investigate! Apparently anchors can screw in, or be barbed. Some dissolve, and some don't. A little light reading for those interested


                      I've never heard a surgeon refer to anchors as screws before, that's interesting!

                      I hope you're healing well!