Dislocation/Labrum Repair Surgery
What is labrum repair surgery?
The labrum is a type of cartilage that lines the shoulder socket (the glenoid) and the outside rim of the hip joint socket. In both cases, it helps to keep the ball of the joint securely in place.
A labral tear is when the labrum has detached from the shoulder or hip socket–this is also commonly known as a “dislocation.” Athletes are at a higher risk of developing these tears which must be repaired to relieve pain and/or restore function to the joint.