HIP LABRAL TEARS
If you’ve experienced hip pain ,or sensation of the hip locking up please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.
What is a Labral Tear?
A labral tear in the hip affects the ring of special cartilage that lines the outer rim of the hip socket. The labrum functions as a cushion for the joint, as well as helping to seal the thigh bone securely into the hip socket.
Athletes participating in fast-paced and leg intensive sports such as hockey, soccer, football, and ballet have a much higher risk of tearing the labrum than the general population. Bone spurs and osteoarthritis in the hip joint may also can lead to a hip labral tear.
What Are The Symptoms of a Labral Tear?
Hip labral tears cause similar symptoms regardless of their location in the body. Hip labral tear symptoms include:
- Groin, buttocks, and hip pain– especially while walking or running, and sometimes while sleeping at night.
- Stiffness and limited range of motion in the hip.
- A clicking or locking sensation in the hip joint when moving.
Certain labral tears can possibly cause no symptoms, and patients can go for many years without noticing.