hip specialties

About Labral Tear

A labral tear in the hip involves injury to the labrum, a ring of soft tissue that surrounds the socket of the hip joint. The labrum provides stability to the joint while also allowing flexibility and motion. Labral tears are caused by trauma, structural abnormalities and repetitive motion. Damage can lead to labral degeneration, detachment and tears. Degeneration is caused by too much stress over a long period of time and is more common than the other tears. Detachment occurs when the labrum becomes detached from the socket. Labral tear is an acute injury and usually occurs in sports activities. The surgeons at the University of Orthopaedic Center are here to help maintain the health of your hip and try to prevent further damage and deterioration.

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Stephen K. Aoki, M.D.

Dr. Stephen K. Aoki, Associate Professor, specializes in hip and knee sports medicine. His clinical practice and research focus on both adult and pediatric sports injuries. Current interests include hip preservation/femoroacetabular impingement in the young adult, hip arthroscopy, the pediatric and adolescent athlete, ACL tears in children, patella... Read More

Jill A. Erickson, PA-C

Jill Erickson has worked with our Adult Reconstruction Surgeons since 1999, and with Christopher Peters, M.D. exclusively since 2003, with Joint Replacements as well as Hip Preservation procedures. She is an integral member of our University of Utah Center for Hip & Knee Reconstruction team and coordinates our research, surgical and clinical ou... Read More

Travis G. Maak, M.D.

Dr. Travis Maak’s practice is focused on sports medicine and arthroscopic treatment of the hip, knee and shoulder. He is the Head Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Utah Jazz and Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah. Dr. Maak is originally from Salt Lake City and a graduate from Stanford University. He co... Read More

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