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Center for Hip Preservation

Detachment of the Hip Labrum - Hip Conditions

The labrum, the ring of soft tissue that follows the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint, helps to cushion the joint and works a little like a suction cup to help hold the hip joint together.

Pain with hyperflexion, internal rotation, and adduction (impingement position) occurs in the majority of patients suffering from a detachment of the hip labrum. Labral tears are typically the result of some underlying etiology including: traumatic subluxation or dislocation, atraumatic microinstability or capsular laxity, underlying bony abnormalities such as femoroacetabular impingement or dysplasia, and psoas impingement or symptomatic internal coxa saltans.