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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Hip and Knee

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Labral tears


  • Creates pain, stiffness, and other disabling symptoms of the hip
  • Pain in the front of the hip and/or groin accompanied by clicking, locking, or catching of the hip
  • Active adults between the age of twenty and forty are affected the most

Most likely causes

  • Injury
  • Abnormal shape of the hip
  • Repetitive pivoting motions

Labral tear repair

Duration: 18 seconds
Video of surgical labral tear repair