Several articles and medical publications on clinical characteristics of hip labral tears or acetabular labral tears, indicate that hip labral tears more prevalent among women population and can present with nonspecific symptoms.
However this is still a controversial issue because the disparity between male and female population are partly attributed to increased incidence in hip dysplasia among females.
1. Lewis, Cara L., and Shirley A. Sahrmann. "Acetabular Labral Tears." Physical Therapy. Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2012.
2. "A Comprehensive Review of Hip Labral Tears." National Center for Biotechnology Information U.S National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web 17 Dec. 2012. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/>.
Consequently this the factor of hip dysplasia can not be accountable alone, remembering that many patients with hip labral tears don't have this medical condition. In addition to that, lack of absolute evidence keep us from definite conclusions. Thus, there is a strong need to conduct an epidemiologic study to find out the sex factor in hip labral tears.
Hip Labral Tears
LEARN, CONNECT AND sHARE