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How can a hip labral tear cause hip pain?

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A hip labral tear is a rip in the ring of cartilage (called the labrum) that follows the outside rim of the socket of your hip joint. Along with cushioning your hip joint, your labrum acts like a rubber seal or gasket to help hold the ball at the top of your thighbone securely within your hip socket. Athletes and people who perform repetitive twisting movements are at higher risk of developing this problem.

From: Hip Pain: Causes and Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Family Physician , Oct. 15, 1999.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip," "Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip."

Firestein, Gary S. , 2008. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology

American Family Physician , Feb. 1, 2003.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on March 22, 2018

SOURCES:

American Family Physician , Oct. 15, 1999.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteoarthritis of the Hip," "Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip."

Firestein, Gary S. , 2008. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology

American Family Physician , Feb. 1, 2003.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on March 22, 2018

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