Hip Labrum Tear

What is it and what are my treatment options?

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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
  • Stiffness

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.


Your Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specialist will prescribe a customized treatment plan that decreases your symptoms as quickly impossible. Nonsurgical treatment options are prescribed first:

  • Activity modification
  • Assistive devices (crutches, a cane or walker)
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Injections
  • Physical therapy

Your specialist may recommend minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery if your tear is severe and your symptoms do not respond to nonsurgical treatment options. During a hip labrum repair, our expert surgeons use suture anchors to repair the torn labrum and attach it to the hip bone. This procedure is performed arthroscopically and as an outpatient procedure.

We have helped thousands of patients with hip labrum tears return to an active and healthy life using the latest advancements in non-surgical and surgical procedures.

How do I make an appointment with Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine?

Please contact Active Orthopedic & Sports Medicine if you injure your hip and/or experience hip labrum tear symptoms. We have conveniently located offices in Hackensack, Montclair, and Emerson.

We participate in most insurance plans

Find our if we are In-Network with your insurance plan. If you do not see your plan or provider, call our office and we will answer your questions.

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Thomas John, MD

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Sports Medicine Specialist

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