This injury involves a tear of the labrum, or the cartilage bumper, in the hip. A labral tear can cause hip and groin pain or catching inside the hip with activity in athletes.
Mechanism of injury
Often a labral tear can be the result of a specific event or trauma, but occasionally the athlete does not remember a specific injury. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) can often cause a labral tear.
Treatment of a hip labral tear
Nonoperative treatment, including rest or avoiding offending activities, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy can be tried initially with some success.
If nonsurgical treatment fails, arthroscopic surgery for labral repair or labral debridement can be attempted for a labral tear.
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