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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 cause 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. Labral tears are among the most common sports injuries. When you experience hip pain, you should not delay scheduling an appointment with us. It’s important to receive prompt hip labral tear treatment to relieve your pain and resolve any underlying problems.
Hip labral tear symptoms include pain, usually in the groin, a “catching” sensation, grinding of the joint and limited motion.
Diagnosis of a hip labral tear involves a physical examination to identify stiffness, limited range of motion, and areas of pain and inflammation. In addition, a CT scan or MRI may be used to identify hip labral tears.
For minor tears, rest and conservative approaches, such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and cortisone injections, may be sufficient for successful hip labral tear treatment.
Our team is highly skilled in a broad range of state-of-the-art hip preservation techniques, which can be an extremely successful hip labral tear treatment. This approach also can be effective for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), avascular necrosis, cartilage injury, femoral head fractures, hip dysplasia, osteonecrosis, osteoporosis, Perthes deformities and certain sports injuries. Our hip specialists will explore every possible option to try to protect and save your hip.
One of our main goals at our practice is to use the latest hip preservation methods to correct minor hip problems whenever possible and to help prevent or delay the need for hip replacement surgery. You are in the best of care here. Our chief of hip services, Dr. Victor Ortiz, and our founder and CEO, Dr. Robert A. Kayal, have the training, skills and experience to pinpoint and execute the best plan of action for your unique situation.
For more severe injuries, our orthopaedic physicians conduct minimally invasive surgery to fix or reconstruct torn pieces of labrum. Hip arthroscopy can be an effective hip labral tear treatment as well as the right approach to hip impingement. Your orthopaedic surgeon may also prescribe physical therapy after surgery to accelerate your healing and help you regain strength and endurance.
Advantages of minimally invasive surgery include: shorter procedures, no overnight hospital stay, less pain, minimal blood loss, smaller scars, speedier rehabilitation and improved outcomes.
We have eight convenient locations in Bergen County, NJ: Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Westwood, Paramus, Garfield, Paterson and North Bergen, along with our Stony Point, NY, location. Call us at 844.777.0910 or contact us here on the web to schedule your appointment. We have the most up-to-date treatments and therapies for all of your orthopaedic challenges, including osteoporosis.