Labral tears of the hip

What is a labral tear?

by Phong Tran

labral tear - hip arthroscopy

Your hip joint is a ball and socket joint made of 2 bones - the femur and the pelvis.

The ball is made of the top of the femur (thigh bone) called the femoral head and the socket is made of part of the pelvis called the acetabulum.

The labrum is a special type of cartilage that helps keep the joint stable and allows the hip joint to function properly.

When the labrum tears, it causes the hip / groin pain and unfortunately does not heal naturally by itself. It causes deep groin pain and sometimes catching.

2 January, 2014