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About Hip Pain and Hip Arthroscopy

Professional athletes, recreational athletes, dancers, runners and many other young and active individuals commonly experience hip pain secondary to labral tears. Hip pain can be brought on gradually from a mechanical dysfunction or repetitive movement or can occur as a result of a trauma to the hip, like a sporting injury, fall or car accident. Common symptoms are deep groin and side pain, pain after sitting for long periods of time, catching or clicking in the hip joint, stiffness and limited range of motion in the hip joint, pain in the buttocks and low back, and pain that gets worse with increased activity.

In many instances, labral tears are caused by a condition known as femoroacetabular impingement, or FAI. The diagnosis of FAI is confirmed with X-rays. An MRI or MRI arthrogram can assess the condition of the labrum and joint cartilage.

Help is available if you have FAI – learn more about your treatment options.