What was your injury?
Femoroacetabular impingement and a labral tear in the left hip.
What were the symptoms and difficulty you were having as a result?
I had pain during exercise, especially while playing soccer and dancing. My injury impacted the length of time I could exercise as well as how vigorous the activity could be. While dancing, my flexibility was significantly impacted and I could not hold my leg above 90 degrees without pain. I also had difficulty sitting for more than 30 minutes without discomfort.
Let us know how Dr. Miyamoto was able to diagnose and treat your injury.
Dr. Miyamoto ordered an MRI and then was able to diagnose me with FAI and a labral tear in my left hip. In addition, he performed a physical evaluation and asked me about my symptoms, my current activity level and my future goals for my active life. He very clearly presented treatment options and
wanted to make sure I fully understood my condition and the surgery and recovery and was willing to answer all of my questions. I felt very confident with my decision to receive arthroscopic surgery because of Dr. Miyamoto's willingness to discuss the treatment thoroughly with me.
Finally, we would like to know the outcome of your surgery and how you are doing today.
Today, I am in college, majoring in dance as well as playing soccer for my school's club team, so I am active nearly everyday of the week. I have absolutely no pain in my hip and have returned to full activity as if I was never injured.