Hip Labral Tear

Persistent pain or stiffness in your hip can mean many things, including a labral tear. Damage to this soft rim of tissue can cause your hip to hurt, buckle or slip if untreated. Ask one of our hip or sports medicine experts. We'll find the cause and get you moving.

Hip labral tears occur when the cartilage (labrum) around the hip joint is injured. A tear is caused by repetitious movement, such as running, abnormal hip structure or hip dislocation. Pain and limited motion may persist for days. Depending on the extent of your tear, your path to a full recovery may include physical therapy or surgery.

Treatments for Hip Labral Tear

We want you to continue to be active in the things that you enjoy, but a hip labral tear may limit you. Our orthopedic hip specialists will work to restore your flexibility and hip function. Your treatment depends on the extent of your injury, overall health and your preference. You may be able to restore hip flexibility without surgery. In these cases, your care team focuses on exercises that maximize muscle strength and mobility of the hip.

Surgical options are minimally invasive. Depending on your injury, it’s possible to have yours performed as an outpatient procedure, getting you home faster. Regardless of how your hip is treated, we’ll get you on the road to a full recovery.

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