Hip cartilage repairs are typically referred as labral tears. The labral of the bumper cartilage of the hip joint, that becomes a pain generator, and it serves as a stability structure to the hip joint. When these tears occur, these can lead to disabling hip pain. This is what typically brings the patient in for consultation. But these conditions usually occur from underlying conditions from structure abnormalities of the hip joint that leads to labral tears and breakdown of the cartilage.