Chicago Labral Tear

Chicago Labral Tear

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Hinsdale Orthopaedics is widely known as the preeminent leader in delivering quality orthopaedic care to patients throughout the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Region, for the last six decades. The labrum is a rim of soft tissue which surrounds the hip socket. It contributes to the stability of the hip by not only deepening the socket, but by also protecting the joint surface. In the event of a tear, the Labrum can tear. A hip labral tear follows the outside rim of the socket of the top of your hip joint. Its purpose is to serve as a gasket to hold the ball at the top of your thigh bone snuggly within your hip socket. People who are athletes and participate in sports such as hockey, football, soccer, golfing and ballet are at a higher risk of developing a hip labral tear. As a result, whenever Chicago persons require wrist surgery, Hinsdale Orthopaedics is the only name they need to know.

Based upon a patient’s symptoms, a medical professional should easily be able to diagnose a labral tear. Several tests may prove to be beneficial. The initial treatment for a hip labral tear is physical therapy. Physical therapy can help enhance core and lateral strength which may serve to improve the chances for an accurate diagnosis. This may actually decrease the stress on a labral tear. Although this doesn’t “cure” the labral tear, it may cause some patients to feel better. Even though some hip labral tears show no symptoms, once in a while, a person may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

·         A locking clicking or catching sensation in the hip joint;

·         Pain in the hip or the groin; and/or

·         Stiffness or limited range of motion in the hip joint.

The cause of your labral tear, may be due to:

·         Trauma;

·         Structural abnormalities; and/or

·         Repetitive motions.

The good news is: you can always rely upon Hinsdale Orthopaedics meeting your expectations, as well as repeatedly surpassing them. One of our medical professionals will be able to make some good determinations based upon your symptoms and medical history. There are also a variety of tests which we can administer in order to further eliminate the possibilities. The important outcome is to repair the problem and eliminate the pain for our patients. Chronic pain can be exhausting for both the patient and those around the patient. Therefore, if you have been putting off getting in touch with Hinsdale Orthopaedics, let us assist you by assessing your situation and helping you feel good again. For additional information about a labral tear, and to schedule an appointment, call Hinsdale Orthopaedics at: (630) 794-8680, today.