A hip labral tear involves the ring of cartilage, called the labrum, that follows the outside rim of the socket of your hip joint. The labrum increases the relative depth of the socket, which can confer additional stability to the hip.
The labrum acts like a rubber seal or gasket to help hold the ball at the top of your thighbone securely within your hip socket. The “hip pain” 90% of the time is perceived as deep in the groin. Sometimes, the pain can radiate to the side or the back of the hip as well. Not all labral tears require surgery. The mainstay of initial treatment for hip labral tears is physical therapy and activity modification.
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