Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
The following factors may increase your risk of a hip labral tear:
- Overuse. People who participate in sports or other activities that require repeated twisting or pivoting motions are more likely to experience a hip labral tear.
- Pre-existing hip problems. Conditions or diseases that increase the amount of friction within the hip joint may increase the risk of a hip labral tear.
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