Review Article: Digital ExclusiveSurgical Treatment of Labral Tears: Debridement, Repair, and ReconstructionNwachukwu, Benedict MD, MBA*; Rasio, Jonathan BS†; Sullivan, Spencer BS*; Okoroha, Kelechi MD‡; Mather, Richard C. MD§; Nho, Shane J. MD, MS†Author Information *Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine Institute, New York, NY †Section of Young Adult Hip Surgery, Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL ‡Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI §Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC R.C.M.: arthroscopy Association of North America: board or committee member; KNG Health Consulting: paid consultant; North Carolina Orthopaedic Association: board or committee member, Stryker: paid consultant; Zimmer: research support; Wright Medical Technology: consulting fees; Deputy Orthopedics: consulting fees; Smith & Nephew: hospitality and compensation for services other than consulting. S.J.N.: Allosource: research support; American Journal of Orthopedics: editorial or governing board; American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: board or committee member; Arthrex Inc.: research support, education payments; Arthroscopy Association of North America: board or committee member; Athletico: research support; DJ Orthopaedics: research support; Linvatec: research support; Miomed: research support; Ossur: IP royalties, paid consultant; Smith & Nephew: research support; Springer: publishing royalties, financial, or material support; Stryker: paid consultant, research support, consulting fees, hospitality payments. The remaining authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Shane J. Nho, MD, MS, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, 1611 W Harrison St. Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60612. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: March 2021 - Volume 29 - Issue 1 - p e1-e8 doi: 10.1097/JSA.0000000000000282 Buy Metrics Abstract Advances in hip preservation surgery have to lead to increased utilization of hip arthroscopy. With this, there has also been a growth in the understanding of various hip conditions, therefore, leading to an increase in hip conditions amenable to arthroscopic intervention. The acetabular hip labrum has been at the forefront of arthroscopic advances in the hip. The labrum is important for hip stability, provision of the suction seal, and joint proprioception. Given the labrum’s central role in hip biomechanics, there is increasing emphasis on labral preservation in the form of debridement and repair. In revision settings, advanced techniques such as labral augmentation and reconstruction may play a role in the management of labral pathology. Appropriate management of the hip labrum at the time of surgery can be an important mediator of the outcome. As such, an understanding of the evolving evidence base and surgical indications and techniques are integral to the treatment and management of labral pathology. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.