Took some time of work to train for triathlons and went along to specialist orthopeadic vet in my spare time to watch. Scrubbed in an assisted him with a hip labral tear surgery and will never forget. He just diagnosed it by x-ray and when he showed me the x-ray I could barely see it.
Holding all the instruments for him to access it through all the muscles I saw the little flap which he removed(then he did some other work on the area affected).
Since I was training for tri's it really made me think; to me it looked like it would be sore most of the time and it would only get worse if not treated.
So I feel for you if you have a labral tear of the hip. Apparently it is also what has put a halt to Emma Snowsill's season.
Am guessing it is harder for human doctors to diagnose as there is even more soft tissue for a basic x-ray to go through making it hard to see.......tricky to diagnose.
all the best.
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