Labral Tear

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Overview

The hip labrum is a cartilaginous membrane lining the socket of the hip joint. The labrum serves many functions where it acts as a shock absorber, lubricates the joint, and distributes the pressure equally. It provides cushioning support to the joint. It also deepens the socket and helps to stabilize the joint. The labrum holds the head of the femur in place and prevents the lateral and vertical movement of the femur head within the joint.

What causes it?

Labral tear of the hip may be caused by trauma, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip hypermobility, dysplasia, and degeneration. It is a rare condition, but is common in athletes who play sports such as ice hockey, soccer, and golf, as well as ballet. Structural abnormalities may also cause hip labral tear. Patients may have hip pain, clicking and locking of joints, and restricted range of motion. Patients may also experience dull pain on movement of hip joint that may not subside on rest. Hip labral tears are often diagnosed with symptoms, history, physical exams, and radiological techniques. Magnetic resonance arthroscopy may be more appropriate for diagnosing hip labral tears.

How is it treated?

Your doctor may start with a conservative approach to treatment, prescribing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and advising you to rest. These methods may offer symptomatic relief, while surgery is required to repair the torn labrum. Your doctor may perform arthroscopic surgery using a fiber-optic camera and surgical instruments through the smaller incisions. Depending on the severity of tear, the damaged or torn labrum may be removed or may be sutured.

Labrum repair is a surgical technique recommended for treating labrum tear. Labrum repair can be done using minimally invasive techniques, open surgery, or grafting. In arthroscopic surgery, the torn labrum is reattached to the rim of the bone using anchor sutures, and the capsules and ligaments will be tightened. In open surgery, the torn labrum will be removed and reattached to the joints using anchor sutures. In grafting, the torn labrum will be replaced by the labrum harvested from other bones in the body.

Labrum repair is a surgical technique recommended for treating labrum tear. Labrum repair can be done using minimally invasive techniques, open surgery, or grafting. In arthroscopic surgery, the torn labrum is reattached to the rim of the bone using anchor sutures, and the capsules and ligaments will be tightened. In open surgery, the torn labrum will be removed and reattached to the joints using anchor sutures. In grafting, the torn labrum will be replaced by the labrum harvested from other bones in the body.

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