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Acetabular labral tear

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


A professional soccer player had to pause training for painfully limited left hip movement. Xrays, ultrasound and MRI were inconclusive. An MR arthrogram was prescribed.

Patient Data:

Age: 34
Gender: Male
Race: Other
Modality: MRI

Case Discussion:

The MR arthrogram showed contrast entering an extensive cleavage tear of the acetabular labrum. There was no labral dislocation but massive degeneration.

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