Hip dysplasia is a congenital condition of the hip joint socket, or acetabulum, where the cavity in the pelvic bone that forms the hip socket has limited coverage of the head of the femur (the round ball that fits inside socket). To compensate for this loss of coverage, the body forms more soft labrum tissue, the fibrous cartilage that rings the acetabulum. As a result, the labrum becomes overloaded and predisposed to tearing. Learn more about hip dysplasia.
Types of Hip Dysplasia