Snyder visited the SDSU Health Center and the orthopedist there referred her to Dr. Harish Hosalkar, a renowned Southern California specialist in pediatric, adolescent and adult hip preservation and reconstruction, deformity correction, limb reconstruction, and orthopedic trauma.
Dr. Hosalkar diagnosed a massive symptomatic labral tear in her left hip. The labrum is a fibrocartilage rim that surrounds the hip joint and gives it stability. This cartilage seals the joint, deepens the socket and protects the joint by decreasing external impact to the joint. A tear to the labrum causes tremendous pain and athletic people are particularly susceptible to this injury.