The labrum is a ring of fibrocartilage (fibrous cartilage) that extends around the majority of the acetabulum, increasing its depth. The labrum acts as a suction seal around the femoral head maintaining the joint fluid within. The fluid protects the articular cartilage layers of the femur and acetabulum. The labrum does act as a stabilizer of the femoral head within the acetabulum as well.  Surgical intervention includes a labral repair that consists of reattaching the torn labrum to the acetabulum.
DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine is offering two courses in hip arthroscopy in 2013: April 5-6, 2013 in Raynham, MA and November 22-23, 2013 in Henderson, NV. Mitek Sports Medicine also offers a regular surgeon observation program in hip arthroscopy that includes a hands-on training component.