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Hip Labral/Labrum Tears

The labrum of the hip is a cartilage (specifically fibrocartilage) that is located along the outside rim of the acetabulum. The labrum is a very important structure in facilitating range of motion of the hip joint, maintaining hip stability and providing fluid balance of the hip joint.

Drawing explaining hip function

Causes of labral tears include congenital structural abnormalities of the hip joint such as abnormal size and shape of the femoral head and acetabulum which can predispose the patient to femoral-acetabular impingement. This can accelerate wear and tear of the hip joint and cause early labral tears. Certain sports such as cycling, basketball, soccer and gymnastics involve repetitive motions that can cause pinching and pressure on the labrum and eventual causing labral tears.

Symptoms of labral tears include hip pain, locking or clicking of the hip joint and decreased range of motion of the hip joint.

Diagnosis of Labral tears

Physical exam can infer a labral tar but is not specific. X-rays can evaluate bony abnormalities and abnormal shape of the hip bones that can predispose the patient to getting a labral tear. X-Rays will not, however, be able to evaluate soft tissue structures including the acetabular labrum. The gold standard of diagnosis a labral tear is MRI. In addition, MRI can help diagnose other causes of hip pain (cartilage defects, early avascular necrosis, muscle strains, bursitis).

Treatment of Labral tears

Conservative measures are the treatment of choice of labral tears of the hip. This includes Physical Therapy to maximize hip strength, range of motion and hip stability. In addition, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications like naproxen and ibuprofen can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

Cortisone (corticosteroid) injections into the hip joint have also been traditionally used to reduce hip pain from labral tears. The problem with cortisone is that although it does a great job at reducing pain, it only masks the injured tissue and does not promote healing. Furthermore, repeated cortisone shots are discouraged as they can promote cartilage and labral degeneration.

Our clinic mainly performs Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections of the hip under ultrasound guidance to help relieve hip pain and facilitate healing of labral tears. We have performed the largest number of ultrasound guided PRP injections of the hip in Orange County. The procedure can also be performed multiple times for healing and pain control without any side effects and no downtime. Finally, surgery is the last option if all conservative methods have not helped.

Contact the Advanced Healing Institute today if you would like to schedule a consultation and treatment. We are dedicated to helping our patients find effective relief from labral tears of the hip and other painful hip conditions.

Our Patient Reviews

Advanced Healing Institute

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Based on 39 reviews

Rich G.

Dr. Reza is a genius. My knee has been bothering me for YEARS since I tore my meniscus playing football. Achy, bothersome, with occasionally a limp. I went in to to get PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and it was everything I thought it would be and then some. The whole procedure took less than an hour, very little to no pain and in less than 24 hours my knee felt brand new. If you are looking for a quality Doctor who offers PRP -- go here! The rates are very on point. He is literally THOUSANDS of dollars less than some other clinics and believe me he does such an amazing job, he could charge 10x's and it would still be worth it. Don't sit there suffering, get up and get help. I am actually thinking of getting my other knee done and its not really necessary. Lol.. 10 STARS...

E Y.

Dr Reza is FANTASTIC. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. I was in such pain. He diagnosed the issue (Bursitis) and clearly understood everything about it from A-Z. So efficient and understanding, not to mention making the procedure painless. I barely slept a hour the night before, saw Dr. Reza at 5pm and was feeling a million times better by 7pm. It's been 36 hours and I went from practically a frozen shoulder in pulsating pain to gaining back 70% of my movement range and most importantly "NO PAIN". just stiffness which is the normal symptoms as kindly explained to me by Dr. Reza. Everything is as promised, I am fully confident that I will be back to 100% range of motion within 3 days. I'm still gonna take it easy and slowly stretch my shoulder back to full strength. Without his service, I would probably be feeling like I was hit by a truck laying in bed miserable. Thank you very much Dr. Reza for helping my aging old bones. Cheers!

Geri C.

I can’t say enough about how intelligent Dr. Reza Dehdari is! I came to him to read my MRI for my ankle and he found a tear that multiple Doctors missed!!!! Simply incredible and I trust him throughly. Thank you so much!

Marina S.

Had the PRP procedure and I have to say no pain at all, going on 6 weeks, if you decide to have the PRP listen to Dr. Dehdari's instructions thoroughly and do the physical therapy, it works and I am so pleased and it's getting better and better as days go on, Dr. Reza Dehdari is the best and very emphatic in explaining all your questions soothing away your doubts, and he checks up on you to make sure all is well, after the PRP procedure. Very trustworthy PRP procedure and his assistant Sandy is also the sweetest caring person you will ever meet. I'm a satisfied customer and patient.

Micheal W.

Dr. Reza Dehdari you are an amazing person. Thank you for going the extra mile on my shoulder after three Doctors told me I needed surgery. You took your time and explained everything about what to expect and to be patient while I heal. And that’s exactly what I did was heal, I can’t thank you enough for what you did for me.

Helena L.

Within the last 6 months I've suffered two minor injuries on the same knee which have restricted my mobility and caused me a lot of pain. I've seen an orthopedic dr.,, a pain management dr., and a sports medicine dr., all of which simply told me either surgery or learn to live with the pain! I've heard about PRP as an alternative with a high percentage of success. Thus, I made an appointment to see Dr. Dehdari, and was pleasantly surprised by his high level of knowledge, professionalism and thoroughness. Dr. Dehdari reviewed my MRI (previously ordered by the Orthopedist) explained the extent of my injuries, took X-Rays and an ultrasound to carefully determined if I was a good candidate for PRP. I can only say that I wish more doctors will give you the time, attention and care that Dr. Dehdari provides. Thank you Dr Dehdari, thank you for such high work ethics and patient care. Many thanks to his staff as they are as attentive and caring as Dr. Dehdari. It has been only 24 hrs since I received my PRP treatment and my pain levels have drastically gone down! I highly recommend Dr. Dehdari.

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