The labrum is a fibrocartilage ring located in the socket if the hip joint. Its job is to give stability to the hip joint, allow space between the femoral head and socket and as a shock absorber. It can become injured with a twisting motion when the leg is weight bearing, can happen during sporting activities.
Signs & symptoms:
- Pain diffuse around the hip
- Pain or catching on hip flexion
- Pain on activity involving twisting
Treatment may involve a hip arthroscopy where the offending cartilage can be fixed or removed, followed by a gradual rehabilitation programme by your physiotherapist with return to sport in approx. 3 months.