Hip Labral Tear
Causes may be:
- Health problems that cause the hip joint to wear down, such as osteoarthritis
- Trauma from things like a motor vehicle accident or a fall onto the hip
- Repetitive movements in sports, such as golf
This problem is more common in older adults. Other things that may raise the risk are:
- Bending forward, running, jumping, or twisting from activities such as:
- Horseback riding
- Health problems of the hip, such as femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI) or hip dysplasia
Problems may be:
- Hip pain
- Groin, buttock, or thigh pain
- Locking or clicking of the hip
- Hip instability
- Pain during activity
The goal of treatment is to ease symptoms to give the hip time to heal. Treatments may include:
- Limiting activities to let the hip rest
- Medicine to ease pain
- Physical therapy to help with strength, flexibility, and range of motion
- Wearing a brace to support the hip
Some people may need surgery. The torn labrum may be removed or sewn together.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
Edits to original content made by Denver Health.
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