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Hip Problems + Treatments

Chondrolabral Dysfunction

Chondrolabral Dysfunction is a variant of labral injury without a clear tear. The term hip labral tear has commonly been used as the form of injury to the labrum that causes joint pain. However, this is an oversimplification of the forms of the damage of the labrum.

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In the video below, one can appreciate the instability of the labrum and the underlying articular cartilage, as the two move as a complex excessively.

At the time of surgery, this was stabilized using suture anchors and the patient had an excellent result.

Also note, there is also associated synovitis, as noted by the reddened appearance along the top of the screen.