"Frustrating lack of treatment for labral hip tear"

About: Queen Alexandra Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I am still relatively young (in my late 30s) with an active job as a Preschool practitioner. After having worsening pain in my right hip, I was eventually diagnosed with a Labral hip tear. Unfortunately my very frustrated consultant is unable to end my suffering, as there is no funding available to perform the key hole surgery I need to be pain free. My consultant is 90% sure that surgery would make things better for me. It is so frustrating and ludicrous that I may end up having to give up my career that I have worked so hard for due to chronic pain.

It is not fair.

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