Dr. Alexis Colvin talks about Lady Gaga’s hip injury

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in Dr. Alexis C. Colvin, Health | No Comments

The hip injury that forced Lady Gaga to cancel the remainder of her Born This Way Ball shows
 is serious business.

After undergoing additional tests Wednesday morning, Gaga announced that she needs surgery for a “labral tear of the right hip,” an injury that is not uncommon for very active people her age, according to Dr. Alexis Colvin, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York City.

“Athletes who are doing twisting sports or rotating their hips out a lot, like hockey goalies, [tend to get this injury],” said Colvin, who is not treating Gaga, but has treated similar injuries. “It could be from repeated twisting and turning from dancing. She’s like an athlete, but she sings.”

Colvin said this injury is one you typically see in people Gaga’s age (26), and given the physically demanding nature of the singer’s live show it is not surprising she could have this kind of problem.

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