“M.R.I.’s are so sensitive,” Dr. Musahl said. “They frequently show little tears or fraying everywhere. And it is very, very common to have a small labral tear in your hip — it doesn’t mean you have to have the particular symptoms.”
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A Young Man with Hip Pain due to Piriformis Syndrome
Image source: X-rays (not MRIs), Edheads.org.