FIGURE 13.6. A 25-year-old top-ranked professional tennis player sustained a twisting injury to his left hip. (A) Coronal MRI demonstrates evidence of labral pathology (arrow). (B) Arthroscopy reveals the extent of labral pathology (arrows). (C) However, there was also an area of adjoining grade IV articular delamination (arrows) with exposed subchondral bone (asterisk). Chondroplasty was performed as the lesion was not amenable to microfracture. The athlete recovered successfully, but the length of recuperation was more protracted, with return to competition at 5 months.
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