Tensile strain in the anterior part of the acetabular labrum during provocative maneuvering of the normal hip.

@article{Dy2008TensileSI,
  title={Tensile strain in the anterior part of the acetabular labrum during provocative maneuvering of the normal hip.},
  author={Christopher J. Dy and Matthew T. Thompson and Matthew J. Crawford and Jerry W. Alexander and Joseph C Mccarthy and Philip C. Noble},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 7},
  pages={1464-72}
}
BACKGROUND Injury of the acetabular labrum is a well recognized cause of hip pain in the young, active patient. The exact mechanism of these injuries remains a subject of speculation, although femoroacetabular impingement and twisting maneuvers have both been proposed as critical factors. We examined the hypothesis that torsional maneuvers of the morphologically normal hip joint generate mechanical strain within the acetabular labrum, particularly in areas that are prone to injury. METHODS… CONTINUE READING