A-Z of Injuries

Hip & Thigh - Hip Labrum Tear

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.


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