Hip Labral Tear in Manhattan, NY

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About Hip Labral Tears

A hip labral tear involves the ring of soft elastic tissue, called the labrum, that follows the outside rim of the socket of your hip joint. The labrum acts like a socket to hold the ball at the top of your thighbone (femur) in place. The cause of a hip labral tear may be related to sports injury, trauma, dislocation of the hip joint, repetitive motions, or degeneration. Additionally, some people are born with hip problems that can accelerate wear and tear of the joint and eventually cause a hip labral tear. The sudden twisting or pivoting motions common in golf or hockey can lead to joint wear and tear that ultimately results in a hip labral tear.

Symptoms of Hip Labral Tears

Many hip labral tears cause no signs or symptoms. Occasionally, however, you may experience locking, clicking or catching sensation in your hip joint, pain in your hip or groin, stiffness or limited range of motion in your hip joint.

Treatment for Hip Labral Tears

Managing pain and stimulating healing of the hip labrum can be accomplished with minimally invasive interventional treatments in most cases. Procedural options for hip labral tears include cortisone injections that can help with pain from this condition but are not a good long term solution. At Ospina Medical we specialize in treating hip labral injuries with Regenexx Regenerative Medicine procedures such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow concentrate containing stem cells. If there is a structural cause of the labral tear (such as femoracetabular impingment) then that condition should be addressed as well.

If you suffer from symptoms of a hip labral tear, schedule a consultation with our interventional and Regenexx regenerative medicine specialists at Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan in New York City today. We will create a personalized treatment plan to help treat your pain, improve your function and get you back to feeling your best.

Hip Labral Tear FAQ

How long does it take to recover from a hip labral tear?

Recovery time varies depending on the treatment method and the severity of the tear. Conservative treatments may require several weeks to months, while surgical recovery can take several months, followed by rehabilitation.

Can a hip labral tear be prevented?

While not all tears can be prevented, maintaining strong and flexible hip muscles, avoiding repetitive hip strain, and using proper sports techniques can reduce the risk. Early intervention for hip pain can also help prevent the condition from worsening.

Who is at risk for developing a hip labral tear?

Athletes involved in high-impact sports, individuals with hip structural abnormalities, and those performing repetitive hip movements are at higher risk. Age-related degeneration can also increase susceptibility.

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