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Hip Labral Repair

Orange County's Expert Hip Surgeons

The hip labrum is a ring of cartilage on the outside rim of the hip joint socket that can be torn from injury, trauma, structural problems, or degenerative issues. A healthy hip labrum serves to cushion the hip joint and act as a rubber seal to hold the top of the thighbone in the hip socket as securely as possible. Athletes who participate in sports such as ice hockey, soccer and football are at higher risk of developing hip labral tears. It is also possible for structural abnormalities of the hip such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) or hip dysplasia to lead to a hip labral tear.

Some people have no signs or symptoms, of a hip labral tear, but you may notice one or more of the following:

  • Hip or groin pain that worsens from standing, sitting, or walking for extended periods
  • Locking, clicking, or catching sensations in the affected hip
  • Stiffness of the hip joint
  • Pain in the groin or buttocks area
  • Feeling unsteady on your feet

What Does Hip Labral Repair Entail?

If symptoms persist after conservative treatments such as anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone injections and physical therapy, your hip surgeon may recommend hip surgery. Hip arthroscopy can repair the labrum by sewing it together or by simply removing the damaged tissue from the area. Your doctor may recommend hip labral repair to improve hip stability, function, range of motion, and to improve hip pain symptoms. You may be encouraged to have surgical treatment because hip labral tears do not heal well on their own because the hip labrum has a limited blood supply, and it cannot reattach itself and heal without surgical intervention.

You will be evaluated as a candidate for hip labrum repair and selected if you are in good overall health and likely to have predictable surgical results. Patients who suffer from hip osteoarthritis in addition to a hip labral tear may undergo total hip replacement surgery. A new hip may be more effective in alleviating pain and restoring hip function.

Do you have a painful hip conditions? Our hip surgeons at
Call Newport Orthopedic Institute are here to help.
Call (949) 722-7038 to make an appointment.

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  • Total Hip Replacement "The entire process was explained to me in advance. There were no surprises as I approached the surgical date. I felt confident and prepared. The enthusiasm and on-going support of the medical team was wonderful too." Provider: James T Caillouette MD
  • Total Hip Replacement "Hospital staff were quite good and took good care of me. Dr. Nassif did a great job and I expect to have a fully functioning hip/leg soon." Provider: Nader A Nassif MD
  • Total Hip Replacement "Caring staff and prompt to answer to questions. It was a great surgery and the staff is sensitive to pain and discomfort - good communication overall!" Provider: James T Caillouette MD
  • Total Hip Replacement "The whole experience was very good, and everyone was very thoughtful." Provider: Nader A Nassif MD
  • Total Hip Replacement "It appeared there was a high degree of consciousness for all the details and i really appreciated the communication level" Provider: James T Caillouette MD
  • Hip Procedure "Dr. Dunphy explains why I have a left hip problem and how to make it better. He takes CT scans and x-rays of my hip and shows me the pictures. He fully explains my issue and what I can do to improve it." Provider: Taylor R Dunphy MD
  • Total Hip Replacement "The team was patient and understanding" Provider: Nader A Nassif MD
  • Total Hip Replacement "I was treated with respect, compassion and transparency. Everyone on the team was extremely professional, and still very warm. I was thoroughly briefed on every aspect of my surgery, including being supplied with my surgical notes. Cara is very professio ..." Provider: James T Caillouette MD
  • Total Hip Replacement "Dr. Nassif and his team make you feel comfortable and relaxed about having your procedure, during the procedure itself, and after during recovery." Provider: Nader A Nassif MD
  • Total Hip Replacement "Dr. Caillouette cares deeply for his patients and it shows with his team. His PA Cara is very caring and takes her time with you. His office staff and team have high regards for the doctor. Thank you so much to everyone who made my surgery a success!" Provider: James T Caillouette MD
  • Total Hip Replacement "I am so appreciate of Dr. Caillouette's compassion, skill and effectiveness. And, his staff has been unbelievably strong and helpful thru the whole process, from administration to schedulers to nurses and caregivers. I'm healing beautifully, and credit f ..." Provider: James T Caillouette MD
  • Total Hip Replacement "The team was organized and clear about all pre-op steps leading up to surgery. I had confidence going into surgery with Dr. Caillouette. I knew I was in good hands." Provider: James T Caillouette MD
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