A labral tear is an injury to the soft elastic tissue around the hip joint called the labrum. A tear in the labrum of the hip is typically due to abnormalities in the structure of the hip joint, constant repetitive movement that stretches the labrum abnormally and from injury, hip fracture, or trauma to the tissues during sports or from an accident.
Dr Davidovitch did my hip replacement three months ago. Now I have no pain and able to walk long distance. I feel very happy with the result. Dr Davidovitch is very professional and I totally trust his decision. In addition, his team is well organized and know exactly what they are doing, which make my experience of the surgery more pleasure. ~ Heathgrades
Please note: We accept full out-of-network insurance benefits (we will contact your insurance company and submit for you). Most policies reimburse patients for most of the cost of hip labral tear repair diagnosis, treatment, and if necessary surgery. Our surgical coordinator will assist you with all paperwork, pre-authorizations, and approvals.
- Diagnostics testing, (Xrays, CT scans, MRIs), 2nd opinions, and advanced therapeutic relief (as opposed to surgical).
- Labral tears are typically addressed by the NYC orthopedic hip surgeon with either refixation (repair of the labral tissue using suture) or debridement (removal of a small portion of the labrum) – the type of surgery best for you will be determined by your unique case.
Treatment of Hip Labral Tears
Hip arthoscopy is called “a key hole procedure”, and does not require the hip to be dislocated. With this contemporary technique an ‘arthroscope’ or tiny camera, is passed into the hip, so that the NYC orthopedic surgeon can see inside hip joint, and use instruments to carry out your unique repair. There is minimal discomfort associated with hip arthoscopy.
Every hip labral tear repair surgery patient requiring arthroscopy is unique. Generally, a patient may have damage to/ or separation of the labrum from the bony socket (acetabulum). Depending on the type of labral tear, the labrum may be either trimmed (debrided) or repaired with sutures. Various techniques are available for labral repair, mainly using ‘anchors’, which may be used to tie down the labrum to the underlying acetabulum, allowing it to heal in a correct position.
- Your unique treatment of hip labral tear for you will be discussed with you during your consultation.
Our NYC orthopedic surgeons pride ourselves with providing you highly personalized and comprehensive care. Feel free to contact us to schedule your consultation.