A hip dislocation is a very unusual injury that is most often the result of severe trauma. The most common causes of a hip dislocation include motor vehicle collisions, falls from a height, and sometimes catastrophic sports injuries.
On a grand scale, it is the most common form of arthritis (which actually isn't a specific disease but rather a general term for inflammation in a joint), accounting for more cases than all the other forms combined. It affects an estimated 31 million Americans and is a leading cause of disability among adults.
If you’re a younger or middle-aged adult bothered by hip pain, your first thought is likely not about hip surgery. But you may need it — many young, athletic people are having hip surgery after finding out that a deep cartilage tear is causing their mysterious, nagging pain.
The labrum is a type of cartilage that surrounds the socket of ball-and-socket joints. A labrum is found in both the shoulder and the hip joint. The labrum forms a ring around the edge of the bony socket of the joint. It helps to provide stability to the joint by deepening the socket, yet unlike bone, it also allows flexibility and motion.