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Hip Labral Tear Surgery Success Rate?

What is the hip labral tear surgery success rate? What is the recovery time for labral hip tear surgery? Can a labral tear in the hip heal itself? What happens if a labral tear goes untreated? Will a cortisone shot help a torn hip labrum? Let’s dig in. What is the Hip Labrum? Before we…
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Hip Replacement or Back Fusion First? Timing Matters When Considering Risks

One of the clinical scenarios where bone marrow concentrate doesn’t work well is severe hip arthritis. In these cases, we often tell patients to get a hip replacement. However, it’s critical to understand that the body is connected, so for example, getting a back fusion may impact your hip replacement. Before I share the newest…
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Hip Replacement Results: How Do Real Patients Fare vs Those on Commercials?

We’ve all seen the hip replacement ads. Active happy people on TV or plastered across billboards who are so happy they had that hip replacement because it allowed them to get back to the life they had before hip arthritis. A new study, however, didn’t confirm that these ads are the reality for the average…
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Hip Labral Tear Recovery Without Surgery: The Bright Shiny Object Syndrome

Orthopedic surgery suffers from what I call the “bright shiny object” syndrome. What is this? It’s the cause of countless unneeded and invasive surgeries and treatments that cause more damage than good. This morning I’d like to introduce you to a patient from Canada who traveled to Colorado seeking hip labral tear recovery without surgery. She’s also featured…
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Labrum Tear on Your MRI? It May Not Be Related to Your Hip Pain

Orthopedic surgeons have created yet another mass hysteria in patients over this issue of hip labrum tears. I have spoken with hundreds of patients over the last 5–10 years who are absolutely terrified about a small tear on an MRI image observed by a radiologist after they developed hip pain. While surgery is often recommended,…
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Will a Hip Replacement Lower My Risk of Falls?

It’s hard to imagine when you’re young and healthy, but the single biggest cause of death among otherwise healthy elderly people is falling. Hence, fall prevention is a big deal. Researchers recently set out to discover whether getting your hip replaced would help reduce falls. What they found makes sense. My Neighbors I live in…
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Is Hip PAO Surgery a Bad Idea?

I have my list of surgeries that when I first learned of them, my reaction was, “They did what to you!?” Hip PAO surgery has been on that list for years. Why? Its goal is to replace the need for a hip replacement, but it’s far more invasive than the surgery it seeks to prevent. Let me…
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Osteonecrosis Treatment Without Surgery? This Is a Tough One…

Yesterday, I treated a patient at our licensed Grand Cayman advanced practice site who had at least 11 sites of a dreaded disease known as osteonecrosis. Her disease is so severe that she fractured her knee femur bone just by using a kickboard for a single lap in the pool. The orthopedic surgeons back home…
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