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I just turned 26 years old and I am fairly active playing basketball, volleyball, and strength training. I only have issues when I play 2-3 days in a row or whenever I go heavy lower-body training (e.g. squats, lunges). I also had microfracture surgery in the scope secondary to an articular cartilage lesion so I know I could get arthritis earlier than expected. But if I get my labrum debrided, I know that would really mess up the long-term health of my hip joint, which is probably why Dr. Murnaghan didn't know anything with the labral tear.
So I'm willing to wait a few years for Canadian surgeons to learn this new labral repair/reconstruction technique that Dr. Phillippon has published this year. I'm just getting a little anxious... heh
Thanks for the detailed description on your surgeries because that's exactly what I'm looking for in Canada. At first, I was contemplating about going to the States, but I just started my career and I don't want to take an extended break due to surgery until I need to since I have no hip problems with work activities. If you know Canadian surgeons who have done this type of surgery, please let me know. I'd appreciate it greatly!
If anyone asks why I'm so eagered to try this, it's because I'm all about hip preservation. Not short-term fixes.
My 1st MRI showed degenerative tearing of the anterior-superior labrum with CAM type FAI.
My surgery consisted of osteoplasty for the CAM type FAI, microfracture for the articular cartilage lesion, and debridement of a "large actebular rim fracture"
My 2nd MRI 1 year post showed "anterior superior labral tearing" and CAM type FAI again :(
I wonder if anyone in Canada is also in this situation :/
I have a few questions for all you with hip labral tear(s). How big are your tears? What is said about your tear(s) Do you guys use crutches/cane(s)?
About me. Im 26 yrs young female. I have had extreme hip pain since a fall I had when i was 9 months pregnant. ..days away from my due date :( The fall has brought on the worse time of my life. I have just found out that i do have a tear on both left and right hip plus tons of soft tissue damage .. It has been 2 yrs since the fall and i have just gotten answers, however I'm kind of lost. I saw Dr Brain who told me i was severely disabled which wasn't what I was thinking. . .i know i have major problems with movement (walking, running. .etc) however i dont consider myself that bad off. Anyways he said he couldnt help me and that he would send me to Dr Gilbart. I have seen Dr gilbart but he suggested that surgery isn't for me as i have too much soft tissue damage that could become worse. . .if he was me he wouldnt do surgery. However at that point i only knew for sure I had the one tear but now i have both tears and i would like to be fixed. . . i am limited to what I can and can not do. . . .which at 26 with 3 children isnt what I ever had never dreamed off in my life. My one Dr who is not a surgeon but a
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation said that for my soft tissue to even start to get better is to have the surgery. . .so Now im waiting to
hear back from Dr Gilbarts office. I want
to be normal again. . . i use a cane or crutches when needed. . . i should be using a cane 100 % of the time but its a hard with young
kids. . . Anywho I have found this all vary helpful. . .thank you everyone for posting. Please let me know how big are your tears im just
wondering as im not getting much about sizes of tears.
The pay schedule just changed and Ontario surgeons are now getting up to $1000 for the surgery so more guys are doing it.
The guys with the most experience with hip scopes in southern Ontario are Doug Naudie in London, Femi Ayeni in Hamilton and Mark Ginty in Oakville. I don't know about Dr Murnaghans hip scope training, but he is an overall superb surgeon technically (and he is a nice guy too).
Hope that helps somewhat.
Not true, my wife was referred by her chiro who is a medical doctor for a contrast mri last week, got mri two days ago (where she does indeed have a labral tear) and has an appointment with Jack Taunton this week..............we are lucky we know the right people. Will know a little more after her appointment as to what procedure is and how long recovery.
I have been diagnosed with Femoroacetabular Impingement with a pincer lesion and labral tear or degeneration.
I am a Canadian citizen based out of Montreal working overseas, and thus, will need to be treated privately.
One of the members here was kind enough to compile a list of doctors who can repair labral tears, which is an important part of treating Femoroacetabular Impingement:
Dr. Douglas Naudie, London, Ontario
Dr. Dan Whalen, St. Michaels, Toronto
Dr Gavin Wood, Kingston, ON
Dr. Lucas Murnaghan, Sick Kids/Womans College Hospital
Dr Olufemi Ayeni, McMaster, Hamilton
Dr Rajev Gandhi, Toronto
Dr. Ginty, Oakville
Dr. Veillette or Dr. Ogilvie-Harris, Toronto (same clinic).
Dr. Paul Beaule, Ottawa
This list is good for me as it is in the Quebec/Ontario region, unlike Dr Gilbart who does treat patients privately, but is at the other end of the country.
Does anyone know of any doctors I can contact from Eastern or central Canada who treat Femoroacetabular Impingement privately? I need to re-enter Canada, pay for the treatment, get operated on, recover, and then leave the country as soon as possible.
I just received a reply from Dr Wood, and he told me that private practice is not allowed in Ontario.
He also told me that he thinks Dr. Paul Beaule has a clinic in Quebec, so that would be ideal for me. I have Googled his name and only come up with what seems to be a personal website, but nothing about a clinic here or anywhere else:
Thanks again, and I will surely ask anyone I do decide to go with if they actually do the repair.