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
- 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.