Hip Labral Tear Specialist in Spartanburg, SC, Duncan, SC, and Greenville, SC

What is a Hip Labral Tear?

The hip labrum, a crucial soft tissue rim encircling the pelvic acetabulum, functions as a vital stabilizer, ensuring the femoral head’s proper alignment. A torn hip labrum induces instability within the hip joint, potentially leading to subluxation or dislocation.

Following any hip injury or accident displaying labrum tear symptoms, prompt consultation with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) specialist is imperative. Neglecting treatment may exacerbate complications, necessitating orthopedic hip surgery.

Our board-certified orthopedic specialists can help diagnose and treat your hip pain or discomfort with a solution tailored to your needs.

What Are The Symptoms of a Hip Labral Tear?

Some hip labrum tears may not cause symptoms. Others may cause any of the following:

  • Clicking, popping, locking, or catching sensation
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Groin pain
  • Hip pain
  • Stiffness

Unlike small tears, moderate and more extensive hip labrum tears can lead to more severe symptoms and increase the risk of subluxation (partial dislocation) and dislocation.

What Causes a Hip Labral Tear?

Hip labrum tears can significantly impact mobility and quality of life, often presenting with symptoms such as hip pain, stiffness, and instability. While these tears are increasingly recognized in orthopedic practice, pinpointing their exact cause is crucial for effective treatment and prevention strategies.

Hip labrum tear causes include:

Osteoarthritis damages hip bone and cartilage and increases the risk of hip labrum tears. If you’ve sustained a hip injury or are struggling with clicking mobility issues or pain, you can visit us at one of our Orthopedic Urgent Care Walk-in Clinics in Spartanburg, Greenville, or Duncan, SC.

What is the Treatment for a Hip Labral Tear?

Nonsurgical treatment options treat small tears and some moderate tears. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA specialist may recommend:

  • Activity modification
  • An assistive device (crutches, cane, walker)
  • Injections
  • Immobilization
  • Pain and anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy

Some moderate tears and large tears may require minimally invasive surgical intervention. During hip arthroscopy, a CONA hip specialist locates the tear, attaches it to the bone with anchors, and repairs it with sutures.

Can a Hip Labral Tear Heal On its Own?

Minor hip labrum tears may have the potential to heal on their own with conservative treatment such as rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications. However, more severe tears or tears associated with underlying conditions may require surgical intervention for proper healing. It’s essential to consult with your Carolina Orthopaedic hip specialist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan tailored to your specific condition and needs.

How Will My Doctor Diagnose a Hip Labral Tear?

An accurate diagnosis is the first step toward symptom relief. A CONA hip specialist:

  • Will discuss the pain, when it started, and any injuries or incidents preceding the pain
  • Review medical history and previous injuries
  • Performs a physical examination
  • Orders and analyzes medical imaging studies (x-rays, an MRI, and a CT scan)

The tear is diagnosed, severity is determined, and an appropriate treatment plan is prescribed.

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Carolina Orthopaedics Hip Specialist

If you’ve been in an accident or suffered an injury resulting in symptoms of a hip labral tear, scheduling an appointment with a specialist at CONA in Spartanburg, Duncan, or Greenville, South Carolina, is crucial. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent further deterioration of the labrum tear and its associated symptoms.

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1330 Boiling Springs Road
Suite 1600
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


115 Deacon Tiller Ct.
Duncan, SC 29334
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


1075 Boiling Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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2755 South Highway 14
Suite 2350
Greer, SC 29650
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.