Labral tear of the hip

The labrum is a ring of cartilage that cushions the hip joint and holds the ball at the top of the thighbone in your hip socket. A labral tear can occur when the hip joint is subjected to trauma, in a car accident or during contact sport for example, or it can result from joint wear and tear. Some people with hip abnormalities are simply more prone to the injury.

Symptoms of Labral tear of the hip
Many people experience no symptoms, but you may experience pain, stiffness or a locking, clicking or catching sensation in your hip joint. 
Although labral tears may be diagnosed by physical exam, an MRI is used to confirm diagnosis. 
Some labral tears recover with conservative treatments, while others might need arthroscopic surgery to repair the tear. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids can relieve pain and reduce inflammation while physical therapy will maximize your range of hip movement, as well as hip and core strength and stability. If conservative treatments do not alleviate your symptoms, your doctor may recommend arthroscopic surgery.

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