Ligamentum Teres Tears
What are ligamentum teres tears?
The ligamentum teres is a cord like structure that connects the femoral head to the acetabulum.
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, made up of the top of the thigh bone called the femoral head (the ball) and the part of the pelvis called the acetabulum (the socket). The ligamentum teres sits deep in the joint and helps hold the joint in place.
It can be difficult to diagnose a ligamentum teres tears, as MRI scan is currenly not accurate enough to reliably diagnose it.
Fortunately, these tears can easily be diagnosed and treated by hip arthroscopy.