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Why does the labrum tear?

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The labrum can tear for many reasons. Some people get a torn labrum from falls or car accidents. Sports that require regular rotation of the hip -- like golf, soccer, hockey, and ballet -- raise the chances. So do running and sprinting.

But almost 75% cases of torn acetabular labrum have no known direct cause. Instead, these tears may develop gradually. Labral tears in the hip have been linked to osteoarthritis. However, it's not clear if they help cause it, or are a symptom of it.

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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