Mr Gurdeep Biring
Athletic hip injuries which cause disabling groin pain typically involve the labrum, which is a horse-shaped ring of fibrocartilage that follows the rim of the hip joint.
It acts like a washer and allows lubrication of the joint whilst creating a vacuum seal to keep the hip joint in place. Tears of the labrum can lead to pain and dysfunction.
These labral tears are usually associated with other abnormalities of the hip joint, which can cause impingement of the labrum.