Alex Simotas, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery
Board Certified Physiatrist
Specializing In Spine & Sports Medicine

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Labral Tear Of The Hip

This condition is a tearing of the labrum – a thick cuff of fibrous tissue that lines the hip socket. The labrum cushions the joint and provides a smooth surface for the head of the femur to glide within the socket. A torn labrum can interfere with the normal motion of the hip joint.