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Labral Tear

The labrum is soft tissue that acts like a socket to hold the ball of the hip joint at the top of the thighbone. Labral tears are common in athletes who play ice hockey, soccer, football and golf.

Symptoms

  • Locking or catching sensation in the hip joint
  • Pain in hip or groin
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion

Treatment

  • Nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen
  • Corticosteroid injections to reduce swelling
  • Physical therapy
  • Arthroscopic surgery to repair or remove the torn portion of labrum

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