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Persistence Pays Off

Diann Inch just wanted to paint one last corner. Up on a ladder, she twisted to reach the spot, felt a pop and had immediate hip pain. Despite her symptoms, her non-HSS MRI was interpreted as normal and a diagnosis could not be confirmed. As her pain persisted, so did her intent on getting help.

Her search took her to Robert L. Buly, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at HSS. At HSS, Ms. Inch had another MRI that was interpreted by Hollis Potter, MD, Chief of the Division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Department of Radiology and Imaging.

"Without the expertise of Dr. Potter, who can detect the most minute cartilage injuries through MRI, patients can suffer needlessly for years," says Dr. Buly.

An expert in hip arthroscopy, Dr. Buly performed surgery to repair the labral tear. After two years of searching, Ms. Inch finally found the cause and the cure at HSS.