Hip labrum tears cannot be healed on their own, and surgery is therefore presented as the conventional option to restore mobility and stop the pain. In reality, however, there are other approaches a patient can take, including regenerative medicine, also known as stem cell therapy. Find out more about this alternative approach to addressing hip labrum tears below.
What Is the Hip Labrum?
The labrum is a piece of cartilage that acts as a cushion between the top of the thigh bone and the pelvic bone. This allows the hip, which is a ball-and-socket joint, to move fluidly through a wide range of motion. The small structures that make up the joint, including the muscles, cartilage, and other soft tissue, can become compromised due to severe injury or general overuse.
Symptoms of a Hip Labrum Tear
Degenerative conditions such as arthritis can wear the soft tissue between joints away … Read more