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Labrum

The labrum, or labral cartilage, is a ring of fibrous cartilage found in the shoulder and hip joints. It forms a "cup" that helps stabilize the joint and keep the bones of the joint in place.

The labrum can be damaged by overuse, a fall, an accident, or another injury to the joint. A damaged labrum usually is treated with rest and medicines to reduce pain and swelling. But more serious damage may require surgery.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Current as of August 28, 2013

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Last Updated: August 28, 2013
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