The labrum, or labral cartilage, is a ring of fibrous cartilage
found in the shoulder and hip joints. It forms a "cup" that helps stabilize the
joint and keep the bones of the joint in place.
The labrum can be damaged by overuse, a fall, an accident, or
another injury to the joint. A damaged labrum usually is treated with rest and
medicines to reduce pain and swelling. But more serious damage may require
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
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