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Labral Tear of the Hip

If your hip joint hurts, or if it catches or clicks when you move your leg, you may have a torn labrum.

Benton A. Emblom, MD and Michael K. Ryan, MD are members of The Hip Center at Andrews Sports Medicine. They are both fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons who commonly treat labral tears of the hip.

The labrum is a rim of tissue that surrounds the hip's socket. It helps to deepen the socket and cushion the joint. A torn labrum can keep the hip joint from working smoothly.

Hip labrum tears is a hip injury that can occur during athletic activity. Labrum tears can happen if you play football, soccer, golf or hockey. It can also be a problem for ballet dancers. In some people, labral tears are linked to problems with the shape of the hip joint. A labral tear can also develop if your hip joint has degenerated because of osteoarthritis.

Benton A. Emblom, MD and Michael K. Ryan, MD can create a plan that is right for you. For more information, contact Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center at (205) 939.3699 and ask to speak with Dr. Emblom's or Dr. Ryan's appointment scheduler.