What is Hip Labral Injuries?

Hip Labrum injury is the onset of pain located at the front of the hip joint. With all hip problems, the pain may become diffuse and hard to pinpoint. Swelling is not obvious, although the inflamed joint may become larger in volume because of an effusion due to trauma.

If the front of the hip joint is affected there may be a pinching sensation when the person flexes the hip by bringing the knee up to the chest. The pain may be reproduced in sport during activities that require weight bearing and twisting – i.e. kicking a football.

What are the causes?

  • Degenerative Tear
  • Traumatic Hip Labral Tear

What are the treatments?

Using of CT or MRI Arthogram, which is done afyer a contrast medium that injected into the joint to highlight the damaged Labrum. This injury is not always visible on a straightforward MRI Scan or CT Scan.

Orthopaedic Surgeon like Doctor Kevin Yip, uses Arthroscopic for the hip, which is a procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis which take less than an hour. A tear in the Labrum can be seen and trimmed using the arthroscope.


Diagnostic Arthroscopy