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Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Anatomy | General Information | Post-Operative Care

Labral Tears | Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI): Cam & Pincer | Chondral Defects | Synovitis & Arthritis
Loose Bodies | Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome | Iliotibial Band Syndrome | Gluteus Medius Tears

Labral Tears of the Hip


 

The hip labrum is a ring of cartilage on the rim of the socket portion (acetabulum) of the joint. Its function is to seal the joint and enhance stability. (possible illustration here or arthroscopic picture)

 

Signs and Symptoms

 

What causes a labral tear?

 

Surgical Treatment: Hip Arthroscopy

 

  • Debridement
  • -Trimming or removing the torn portion of the labrum

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  • Repair
  • -Suturing the labrum back to its original position on the acetabular rim (socket portion of the joint)
    -Using an anchor to hold it securely in place

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