History and Evaluation: This professional dancer presented with a history of intermittent hip pain for seven years. She reported a sudden onset of pain during a dance performance. Pain increased over the past year especially with high kicks. Patient gave up dance completely 4 months prior to clinic visit due to her hip pain.
X rays showed no hip deformity or arthritis, but her magnetic resonance arthrogram (MRA) demonstrated an acetabular labral tear.
Treatment: The labral tear was treated arthroscopically with refixation.
Outcomes: The patient returned to full dance activities and resumed her previous activity level.