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How is an acetabular labral tear diagnosed?

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Your doctor will give you a thorough evaluation, examining the hip, and getting you to flex and rotate your leg. You may need an MRI or other imaging tests to look for the tear. However, even with these tests, diagnosis is often difficult.

A more invasive way of diagnosing an acetabular labral tear is an arthroscopy, in which small incisions are made and a tool with a tiny camera is slipped into the hip to look at the labrum. This procedure is sometimes part of surgery to repair the damage.

From: Symptoms of an Acetabular Labral Tear WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Lewis. C. January 2006. Narvani, A. 2003.

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SOURCES: Lewis. C. January 2006. Narvani, A. 2003.

Physical Therapy,British Journal of Sports Medicine,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 24, 2017

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