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A Labral Tear is a tear in the ring of Labral cartilage. The Labral cartilage covers the socket of the hip-joint.
Symptoms of a Labral tear are:
1. A clicking sound in the hip-joint
2. Decreased mobility of the hip
3. Pain in the hip-joint
A Labral tear usually occurs in athletes due to injury to the hip.
Treatment of a Labral tear can involve:
- Treatment with NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen
- Physiotherapy or massage to reduce the swelling
- Arthriscopic surgery via small incisions to speed up recovery
Chance of success of surgery depends on a case to case basis. However, if follow-up is proper and the patient does not rush to get back to sport, the recovery will usually be complete.
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