Hip Labral Tear
Experiencing Hip Pain? Don’t Wait
A labrum is a soft, fibrous section of cartilage that surrounds the hip or shoulder socket. The labrum helps to stabilize joints, provide cushioning and attach ligaments, which allows for movement and flexibility. Sudden twisting or pivoting movements often causes a hip labral tear. In addition to these acute labrum tears, athletes can also suffer from a labrum degenerating over time, due to wear-and-tear. While athletes alone do not experience labral tears, sports activities are common causes of these injuries.