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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