acetabular labrum

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Related to acetabular labrum: Ligamentum teres, Transverse acetabular ligament

ac·e·tab·u·lar la·brum

a fibrocartilaginous rim attached to the margin of the acetabulum of the hip bone.

acetabular labrum

a fibrocartilaginous collar on the rim of the acetabulum that crosses the acetabular notch as the transverse acetabular ligament and converts the notch into a foramen.


pl. labra [L.] an edge, rim or lip, e.g. upper lip of insects.

acetabular labrum
the ring of fibrocartilage that is attached to and deepens the acetabulum; large and thick in the horse and cow. Called also acetabular glenoidal labrum.
acetabular glenoidal labrum
see acetabular labrum (above).
articular labrum
a fibrocartilaginous rim around the edge of some joint sockets such as the acetabulum and the glenoid.
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Histopathologic features of the acetabular labrum in femoroacetabular impingement.
Unlike SLAP tears in the shoulder, tears of the acetabular labrum are more commonly seen as contrast tracking between the fibrocartilaginous labrum and the acetabular rim (Figure 16), rather than tracking into the substance of the labrum itself.
The occurrences of tears in the athlete's acetabular labrum have been reported in sports that place rotational demands on the hip (such as tennis, golf, and hockey) (Binningsley, 2003; Mason, 2001; McCarthy et al.
This contact causes abnormal stress on the acetabular labrum and articular cartilage.
Clinical presentation of patients with tears of the acetabular labrum.