Ligamentum Teres Tears

These are rare injuries and very difficult to diagnose with scans. Often findings on MRI include non-specific reporting of “effusions” or fluid in the hip. They are seen at arthroscopy and can be trimmed at the time. Synovitis, or inflammation can be treated also. They are often found in female dancers and gymnasts. Pain is intermittant and indefinite. It usually limits performance and rarely responds adequately long term to steriod injection.

Fortunately recovery from this injury is usually rapid after a hip scope and debridement, and return to elite activity is usually seen from 4-6 weeks providing adequate rehabilitation of the deep stabilizers of the hip is performed.