A 29-year-old woman presented with a 2-year history of persistent mechanical left hip pain. She attributed the onset of her symptoms to childbirth. Otherwise, no specific episode of trauma occurred. Examination findings were consistent with hip joint pathology. Radiographs were unremarkable for any underlying disease, and an MRA revealed evidence of tearing of the anterior labrum (Figure 2.7A). She also experienced temporary pain relief from the anesthetic effect of the marcaine used to dilute the intraarticular contrast. Arthroscopy substantiated the labral tearing (Figure 2.7B), which was debrided. No significant associated articular pathology was seen, and the patient experienced prompt symptomatic improvement.
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