The treatment approach depends on the symptoms experienced by the patient, as his/her age and activity level, the pattern of the tear, and whether or not arthritis is present in the hip. Conservative options include rest, activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication and steroid injections which have a diagnostic and therapeutic value. For patients with persistent pain and/or functional limitations, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the hip can be considered. Surgery involves trimming the torn segment of the labrum or performing a labral repair, depending on the arthroscopic findings, and other factors. Often, additional associated arthroscopic procedures, like acetabuloplasty and femoroplasty are necessary to address associated lesions and ensure surgical success.
At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Aboka will thoroughly evaluate your hip condition and discuss your options. If surgery is indicated, Dr. Aboka specializes in minimally invasive, Hip Arthroscopy and Labral Repair Surgery, to facilitate your return to pain-free function. This procedure is outpatient/same-day surgery, and leads to improvement or resolution of pain, and minimal scarring and quicker recovery.