Hip Labral Tears


Is it just my imagination or are we seeing an increase of hip labral tears? Is this another case of more sophisticated diagnostic techniques finding something that was always there? I know this was a big topic at a sports medicine conference I spoke at last year. The surgeons were all discussing arthroscopic procedures used for the surgery. I just have to be a bit skeptical. I would appreciated any comments; perhaps I am missing something here. It just reminds of the time our team physician with the White Sox had gone to a conference and heard a talk on slap lesions in the shoulder. In spring training physical with the minor leaguers he started look for slap lesions. Guest what, he started finding them.
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Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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