The hip is one of the largest and most stable joints of the body.
It is designed to facilitate movements such as bending, stepping, twisting and jumping. The ball-in-socket design of this joint makes it the perfect meeting place for the femur (thigh bone) and the acetabulum (pelvis) and it is a critical part of our body that allows us to perform sports and higher level activities.
What is the Labrum?
How Does a Labral Tear Hip Injury Occur?
- Tears of the acetabular labrum are usually due to a problem with the shape of the hip joint, most commonly known as "impingement" or FAI (femoroacetabular impingement). They can also be secondary to hip dysplasia.
- Labral tears usually occur secondary to FAI and gradual wear down of the cartilage secondary to a bony conflict from FAI
- In patients with underlying FAI that are athletes, the labrum may tear secondary to the high stress placed across the hip joint
- Degenerative tears of the labrum may occur with osteoarthritis and are secondary to the underlying DJD
What Are Labral Tear Treatment Options?
Why Should I Go to Rothman Institute?
- We have the Delaware Valley's only Hip Arthroscopy Program that has board certified hip surgeons performing procedures in both PA and NJ.
- Our surgeons are leaders in the field of hip arthroscopy and hip preservation. They routinely teach and instruct other orthopedic surgeons nationally and internationally on how to properly perform these cutting edge techniques.
- Our hip team is world-renowned for their research and pioneering advancements within this subspecialty. Our physicians are often asked to speak around the world on the topics of hip arthroscopy, hip preservation, and new surgical techniques.
- Rothman Institute physicians perform over 9,000 surgeries annually with high success rates and impressive patient outcomes.
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