Lady Gaga has cancelled her entire U.S. tour due to pains from Synovitis.
Medical tests revealed Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip. A hip labral tear involves the ring of soft elastic tissue, called the labrum, that follows the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint.
Often compared to lupus, Synovitis, also known as “Toxic Synovitis” is an inflammation within the hip joint. A diagnosis is obtained following an ultrasound or joint x-rays of the hip or blood tests.
What is going on in the body?
Synovitis is a non-traumatic hip pain, which means that it is not caused by an injury. Instead, pain is caused by swelling and inflammation in the hip. Synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or flu.
What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?
- pain in one hip
- a limp or inability to bear weight because of the hip pain
- low grade fever at the beginning of the illness
- knee and thigh pain on the affected side
- often the infected person does not appear to be ill
What are the causes and risks of the disease?
While Synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection, the exact cause is not clear, so there is no known prevention.
According to The Detroit News (and others) Lady Gaga released the following statement when announcing the initial cancellations: “I am completely devastated and heartsick. I’ve been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night’s performance I could not walk.”
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