Hip Labral Repair
Hip Labral Repair Surgeon
Hip labral repair is a minimally‐invasive surgical procedure performed on patients suffering from hip labral tear. Hip labral repair surgeon Dr. Kelechi Okoroha provides diagnosis and individualized non-operative and operative treatment plans in Minneapolis. He also provides highly specialized care during and after surgery. Contact Dr. Okoroha’s team for an appointment today!
Labrum is a ring of strong fibrocartilaginous tissue lining around the socket of the hip joint. Labrum serves many functions where it acts as a shock absorber, lubricates the joint, and distributes the pressure equally. It holds the head of the femur in place and prevents the lateral and vertical movement of the femur head within the joint. It also deepens the acetabular cavity and offers stability against femoral head translation. Dr. Okoroha has extensive training in hip labral repair and provides this service for patients in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Minnesota and beyond.
Causes of Labral Tear
Labral tear may be caused by trauma, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip hypermobility, dysplasia, and degeneration. It is one of the rare conditions and is common in athletes playing sports such as ice hockey, soccer, golf, and ballet. Structural abnormalities may also cause a hip labral tear. Patients may have hip pain, clicking, and locking of the joint and restricted range of motion. Patients may also experience dull pain on movement of the hip joint that may not subside on rest. A hip labral tear is often diagnosed with symptoms, history, physical examination, and radiological techniques. Magnetic resonance arthroscopy may be more appropriate for diagnosing hip labral tear.
Dr. Okoroha may start with conservative treatment prescribing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and advising you to rest. These methods may offer symptomatic relief while surgery is required to repair the torn labrum. Dr. Okoroha may perform arthroscopic surgery using a fiber-optic camera and surgical instruments through the smaller incisions. Depending on the severity of the tear, the damaged or torn labrum may be removed or may be sutured.
If you would like to have additional information on treatment of hip labral tear or would like to learn more about hip labral repair, please contact the office of Dr. Okoroha, Hip Labral Repair Surgeon, serving the communities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Minnesota and beyond.