Classification Of Labral Tears

Labral tears in athletes have been demonstrated to occur mainly anterior-superior, but can also occur in conjunction with posterior tears [11]. Labral tears are characterized by their location and by their morphology. Labral tears

Fig. 8. Fibrillations of posterior labral tear.

Fig. 9. (A) Probing the displaced anterior labral tear. (B) Reattaching displaced labral tear to the acetabular rim with bioabsorbable suture anchor.

have been classified morphologically as: radial flap, radial fibrillated, and longitudinal peripheral and unstable tears (Fig. 8) [14]. Labral tears have also been classified based on histologic analysis of cadaveric specimens [15]. Type 1 labral tear is a detached labrum with displacement from the fibrocartilaginous labrum-cartilage junction (Fig. 9) [15]. Type 2 labral tear involves intrasubstance tears with variable depth [15].

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