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What is the labrum?

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The labrum is a band of tough cartilage and connective tissue that lines the rim of the hip socket, or acetabulum. It cushions the joint of the hip bone, preventing the bones from directly rubbing against each other. The labrum also helps keep the leg bone in place and increases stability of 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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