Painful popping in front of groin from several years.

Patient : Hi, my groin has been painfully popping for several years now. I was told I might have a labral tear. What are the success rates for the relevant kind of surgery? Thanks!
Symptoms:  Groin popping, very painful.
Doctor :   Hi, Thank you for writing to Ask The Doctor. A Labral Tear is a tear in the ring of Labral cartilage. The Labral c artilage covers the socket of the hip-joint. Symptoms of a Labral tear are: 1. A clicking sound in the hip-joint 2. Decreased mobility of the hip 3. Pain in the hip-joint A Labral tear usually occurs in athletes due to injury to the hip. Treatment of a Labral tear can involve: - Treatment with NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen - Physiotherapy or massage to reduce the swelling - Arthriscopic surgery via small incisions to speed up recovery Chance of success of surgery depends on a case to case basis. However, if follow-up is proper and the patient does not rush to get back to sport, the recovery will usually be complete.

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