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Hip Pain From Labral Tear

The labrum is the cartilage lining of the hip’s ball and socket joint. It helps stabilize the joint through its range of everyday movements. It can become torn (known as a labral tear) which causes pain in the hip.

What causes a labral tear?

Trauma to the hip from a sports injury, a fall or a car accident can cause a labral tear. Another source is repeated twisting or pivoting motions common in golf that causes extra wear and tear. But some people are born with structural abnormalities in their hips which, over time, accelerate the degeneration of the labrum and increase the incidence of tears.

Symptoms

A locking, clicking or caching sensation in the hip joint is a common symptom with hip pain radiating from the hip into the groin. A stiffness and limited range of motion in the joint may develop.

Hip pain diagnosis

A specialist will test the range of motion in your hip and study the biomechanics of your walk. X-rays will reveal damage and structural influences in the joint.

Hip pain treatment

Our Physiotherapists can devise exercise regimes to maximize the range of hip motion to improve strength and stability but arthroscopic surgery may be recommended to repair or remove the torn tissue. This is normally a day procedure with anchors placed in the bone to connect the labrum back in position and allow it to heal in the right location.

Contact us

If you are suffering with hip pain we recommend contacting our team who can help you back on the road to full strength. You can call us on 0207 078 3811 or can email londonhipspecialists@hje.org.uk

Hip Clinic

Our London-based specialist Hip Clinic offers an extensive range of treatments for hip conditions and injuries. Our multidisciplinary team of hip consultants can offer a combined treatment plan tailored to individual patient needs.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, ENT, as well as a private GP practice and our urgent care centre, Casualty First, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0207 078 3811.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRI’s a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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