What is a Hip Labrum Tear?
Your femoral head and hip acetabulum articulate to form your hip joint. Your hip labrum is a rim of soft cartilage that surrounds the outer rim of your acetabulum, acting like a gasket or seal that holds your femoral head in a perfect anatomical position.
A hip labrum tear occurs when your hip labrum is partially or completely torn. Common hip labrum tears causes include anatomical abnormalities, physical activities, sports, and traumatic accidents.
What are the symptoms of a hip labrum tear?
Recognizing hip labrum tear symptoms and making an appointment with an Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Specialist is important. A torn labrum will not heal on its own, so delaying treatment may make your injury and symptoms worse. Key symptoms you should be aware of include:
- A catching, clicking or locking sensation in your hip
- Decreased range of motion
- Groin pain
- Hip pain
Your Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Specialist at Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine will analyze your symptoms, perform a physical examination and order and analyze medical imaging studies (x-rays and an MRI) to make a formal diagnosis.