Know the signs of a torn hip

Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Painful hip locking or reduced range of motion could be signs of a torn hip labrum, the cartilage surrounding the socket of the ball-and-socket hip joint.


Other symptoms could include pain in the groin, hip clicking, and stiffness. Causes of a torn hip include wear and tear often related to osteoarthritis, traumatic or high-impact injuries, and pre-existing abnormalities.


“Treatment for a labral tear is largely dictated by the severity of symptoms and effect on the quality of life,” says Dr. Jon Henry, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic in Manitowoc. “Sometimes non-invasive treatments such as anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen and naproxen) medication and/or physical therapy can reduce symptoms and enable adequate compensation.”


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If non-surgical options fail, then arthroscopic surgery can provide relief, Henry says.

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