Editorial Commentary: Hip Traumatic Labrum Tears: Does Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome Make a Difference in Outcome?

Arthroscopy. 2020 Jan;36(1):176-177. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2019.11.002.


It is well known that key features of femoral acetabular impingement syndrome include labrum tears. These tears often are caused by elevation of the labrum off the acetabulum. However, another common cause of labrum tears is traumatic injuries from either low- or high-energy mechanisms. It is commonly thought that traumatic labrum tears may have different outcomes than the atraumatic tears. However, recent studies now show that traumatic labrum tears have equivalent outcomes to atraumatic groups even when including the worker's compensation population.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Acetabulum
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage, Articular*
  • Femoracetabular Impingement*
  • Hip Joint
  • Humans
  • Pain