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It is not your age which is a determinant of prognosis after surgical treatment of labral tear.
Most important determinants of prognosis are number of labral tears and the geographical location of those tears and the state of cartilage of the hip joint.
Multiple tears are associated with poor prognosis.
Degeneration of cartilage of the hip joint is also known to be associated with poor prognosis.
You need to discuss these possible issues with your orthopaedic doctor as he would be able to synthesise information from MRI and your clinical status to make an informed decision regarding utility of surgery.
Feel free to ask any follow-up question.
Joint narrowing on x ray means that cartilage has been lost and it's thickness has decreased .
This is a poor prognostic sign.