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Hip Joint Pincer Impingement, Mild to Medium Osteoarthritis
Old 07-17-2017, 09:19 AM   #1
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Hip Joint Pincer Impingement, Mild to Medium Osteoarthritis

Went to the ortho doctor with hip pain. X-rays showed plenty of cartilage but there is a bone spur growing on the outer part of the socket. Doc says that's what is causing my pain, when that spur encounters the cartilage.

He told me I was too old (60) for borescope aided spur removal. Says that's for 24-50 year olds. Suggested instead, stretching and low impact exercise, and that I not come back until something changes.

Has anyone else had a similar condition? Did the stretching and exercise help?

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Old 07-17-2017, 09:37 AM   #2
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Went and referred to my previous MRI/CT scans, but my problem appears dissimilar to yours.

I found this...(link below)..but no mention of age restrictions....from a layman's perspective, having had arthroscopic surgery on both knees, which was no big deal, I wonder why that's a factor.
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Health/a...px?hwid=zu2066
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