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What is a hip (acetabular) labral tear?

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A hip (acetabular) labral tear is damage to cartilage and tissue in the hip socket. In some cases, it causes no symptoms. In others, it causes pain in the groin. It can make you feel like your leg is "catching" or "clicking" in the socket as you move it. Over time, labral tears in the hip may cause permanent damage to the joint.

From: Acetabular Labral Tear WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Lewis. C. January 2006; vol 86: pp 110-121. Narvani, A. 2003; vol 37: pp 207-211.

Physical Therapy,British Journal of Sports Medicine,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 17, 2019

SOURCES: Lewis. C. January 2006; vol 86: pp 110-121. Narvani, A. 2003; vol 37: pp 207-211.

Physical Therapy,British Journal of Sports Medicine,

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 17, 2019

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