Labral Tear

Causes  |  Symptoms  |  Treatment Options

What Is A Labral Tear?

Hip Injuries, Labral Tear, Torn Labrum, SportsIn Orthopaedic

The labrum is a circular O-Ring that surrounds the socket of the hip joint. It deepens and stabilises the hip joint and also maintains fluid lubrication during movement of the hip.

A labral tear is a tear of this O-ring. This may occur if there are underlying structural bony problems in the hip which may damage the labrum during repetitive hip flexion.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Labral Tear?

One may feel a pain deep in the front of the hip, which is more pronounced when bending forwards or bending the hip upwards.

What Are The Treatment Options Available For A Labral Tear?

Physiotherapy and activity modifications may help reduce the symptoms. In some cases, surgery may be required to repair the tear and address any predisposing structural bony issues. This is usually done as a keyhole procedure.