What is labral injury?

Also known as: labral tear, glenoid labrum tear, hip labrum tear.

The labrum is a rim of soft tissue that surrounds the circular joints of the body, specifically the shoulder and the hip. It provides support, cushioning and stabilization to the joint. When this range of tissue gets damaged, it is known as a labral injury. This is most often a tear of the tissue.

Reviewed by: Annie L Casta, MD

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