• Dr. Domb!

    Thanks a lot for getting my hip right. Looking forward to a full recovery and a great season. Thanks again for everything.

    Corey WoottonChicago Bears and Detroit Lions
  • Thank you for all that you have done for me and the team. My hip feels so much better, and because of you I'm pain free.
    Sylvia Fowles WNBA Finals MVP, 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Thank you for working your magic! You're the best!
    Zakiya BywatersChicago Red Stars, National Women's Soccer League
  • Thanks for all the love and positive Energy that was put into my surgery. May the Lord bless you and your family.
    Atari BigbyGreen Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers
  • Dr. Domb, Thanks for fixing me up
    Rashied DavisChicago Bears
  • Huge thank you to Dr. Domb for always taking care of me and getting me back on the court in no time!
    Elena Delle DonneChicago Sky, MVP of the WNBA
  • Dr. Domb! Thanks for taking care of the hip! All the best to you and your staff
    Roosevelt ColvinChicago Bears' All-Decade Defense team
  • Thanks doc for fixing my hip!
    Ryan ChiaveriniWindy City Live Co-Host on ABC7

2012 - Acetabular Labral Tear and Post Partum Hip Pain

Objective: To educate the obstetrics community regarding postpartum labral tears, an avoidable and treatable potential complication of pregnancy in the postpartum period.

Methods: From 2009 to 2011, 10 women presented to the second author's office with persistent hip pain that had begun during pregnancy or during delivery. These 10 postpartum women presented with signs and symptoms of labral tears, which were subsequently confirmed with arthroscopy and surgically repaired.

Results: Each patient experienced relief of symptoms within 4 months after the procedure. All patients were satisfied with surgery, and all patients had improvement in modified Harris hip score. The average preoperative modified Harris hip score was 53.1 and the average postoperative modified Harris hip score was 84.3 ( P , .001).

Conclusion: An acetabular labral tear should be considered part of the differential diagnosis for hip pain in postpartum women. Additionally, freeing the distal lower extremity to externally rotate during labor may prevent an acute labral tear. When non- operative management fails, surgery may lead to positive outcomes.

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