Labral repair of the hip is a surgical procedure that repairs a torn labrum in the hip joint. The labrum is a ring of soft elastic tissue that follows the outside rim of the socket of your hip joint. The labrum plays a critical role in stabilizing your hip. It deepens the socket and provides a seal, or gasket, that securely holds the ball at the top of your thighbone (femur) in place. A common cause of hip pain, a torn labrum can result from wear-and-tear repetitive motions or from an acute injury from a high-impact sports accident or motor vehicle accident.
Hip labral tears can cause symptoms of severe pain and inflammation in the hip joint and may eventually lead to early degenerative arthritis. The leading causes of labral tears in the hip are congenital abnormalities of the hip bones and traumatic injury to or dislocation of the hip joint resulting from car accidents or playing high-impact contact sports such as football or hockey.
Hip Labral Repair Surgery
When nonsurgical treatments such as activity modification, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and, possibly, injections of steroid or viscosupplements (lubricating fluids) have failed to alleviate the painful symptoms of a torn labrum, your orthopaedist may recommend a state-of-the-art surgical procedure:
The multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic experts at North Shore-LIJ Orthopaedic Institute's Joint Replacement Services in New York performs labrum repair of the hip surgery as well as nonsurgical and surgical treatments for a broad range of conditions that affects the bones, joints, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments.
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