Like many other hip conditions, the prevalent symptom of this condition is pain. This time, though, the pain results from a tear in the deep cartilage of the hip socket rim known as the labral cartilage. Find out what causes it and how it’s treated.

Causes & Triggers

  • Anatomical abnormality
  • Injury (especially sports related)
  • Sudden twisting motion
  • Trauma (especially motor vehicle accident)

Signs & Symptoms

  • Catching
  • Clicking
  • Limited range of motion
  • Locking
  • Pain (especially hip, pelvis, back)
  • Stiffness

Tips & Treatments

  • This condition is more common in athletes, especially those with repetitive hip rotation, such as hockey, soccer, football and golf.
  • Non-surgical treatments may include activity modification, anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections and physical therapy.
  • Surgical repair or removal may be an option, depending on the nature and severity of the tear.


These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.