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All-Endoscopic Single-Row Repair of Full-Thickness Gluteus Medius Tears.


ABSTRACT: Abductor tendon tears typically develop insidiously in middle-aged women and can lead to debilitating lateral hip pain and a Trendelenburg limp. The gluteus medius tendon is most commonly torn and may show fatty degeneration over time, similar to the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder. Endoscopic repair offers a therapeutic alternative to traditional open techniques. This article describes the workup, examination, and endoscopic repair of a full-thickness gluteus medius tear presenting as lateral hip pain and weakness. The surgical repair for this case used a single-row suture anchor technique. In addition, the indications and technique for a double-row repair will be discussed.

SUBMITTER: Levy DM 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC4809738 | BioStudies | 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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