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Acetabular labrum and its tears
  1. A A Narvani1,
  2. E Tsiridis1,
  3. C C Tai2,
  4. P Thomas
  1. 1Whittington Hospital, London N19 5NF, UK
  2. 2Barnett Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Narvani, 69a Frognal, London NW3 6YA, UK; 


Groin pain is a major cause of morbidity in athletes. Only in the last decade have acetabular labrum tears been recognised as a possible diagnosis. Awareness of this condition is important for appropriate management. The basic science and pathological and clinical features of acetabular labrum tears are reviewed, and diagnostic and treatment options are presented.

  • acetabular labrum
  • groin pain
  • hip joint
  • MRI, magnetic resonance imaging
  • MRa, magnetic resonance arthrography
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