What is hip labral tear?

The hip is a ball and socket joint.  A type of cartilage called the labrum surrounds the hip joint. Labrum helps to provide shock absorber and allows the hip to move. A tear in the the labrum can cause inflammation to the hip joint and causing pain to your hip movement.

Symptoms of hip labral tear

Symptoms includes:

  • Clicking sound in your hip
  • “Locking” of the hip
  • Limited range of hip movement
  • Some pain may be felt in the groin, buttock or lower back

Causes of hip labral tear

Hip labral tears are often caused by a sudden twisting. It can also occur as a result of an injury like running or a fall.

Treatment for hip labral tear

Our sports and orthopaedic specialist can diagnose and treat hip laberal tears. Besides clinical examination, an MRI scan is usually needed as well to confirm a labral tear.

Treatment for hip labral tear is usually to repair it arthroscopically called a hip arthroscopy.

Do not ignore your hip pain symptoms as the tear will get worse if leave it untreated.

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