Labral Tear

Hip Labral Tears

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Labral Tear

The acetabular labrum is the fibrocartilagenous ring lining of the “socket” part of the hip joint. The hip is a ball and socket joint. The labrum functions to absorb shock, lubricate the joint, distribute pressure, and aide in stability. Causes of labral tears include trauma, impingement (also known as femoroacetabular impingement or FAI), hypermobility, dysplasia, and degeneration. Hormonal influences such as during pregnancy or underlying collagen disorders can predispose patients to labral tears. Repetitive rotational sports such as golf or extreme yoga poses can place stress on the hip...

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