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Hip Labral Repair and Reconstruction
Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians offers minimally invasive techniques to repair hip injuries. Our state-of-the-art practice in Atlanta is fully equipped to treat hip labral tears and the symptoms associated with this type of injury.
Your hip labrum is a soft-tissue cartilage that provides stability, cushion and flexibility to the ball-and-socket joint. When labral tissue gets caught between the edges of the joint bones, it can start to tear. If left untreated, the labrum becomes a flap of tissue that freely moves in and out of the joint. Labral tears can cause pain and make the hip joint much less stable.
A labral tear may be the result of a fall, sports injury, weightlifting or gradual wear and tear. It is typically associated with symptoms such as a catching sensation during certain movements or diffuse pain following the injury. Regardless of the cause of your hip labral tear or the severity of your symptoms, you can trust our experienced orthopedic surgeons to successfully reconstruct a healthy and high-functioning hip joint.
Hip Arthroscopy To Diagnose and Repair Labral Tears
Hip Arthroscopy provides an accurate diagnose of a hip condition that is otherwise difficult to diagnose. When rest, injections, medications and physical therapy have been exhausted, hip arthroscopy can also be used to successfully repair the torn labrum. We use the latest arthroscopic techniques to reconstruct the labrum and hip joint with less pain, minimal scarring and a faster recovery period. Electing arthroscopy can also help prevent future arthritis in the hip. Depending on the size of the tear, the recovery from this procedure can last between 6 and 12 weeks.
At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we pride ourselves on delivering superior, patient-centered care from your initial diagnosis until your final rehabilitation process is complete. Early treatment for of a labral tear can ensure your achieve optimal joint restoration and long-term pain relief. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for minimally invasive hip treatments in Atlanta.