Open Gluteus Medius and Minimus Repair With Double-Row Technique and Bioinductive Implant Augmentation
Gulledge CM, and Makhni EC. Open Gluteus Medius and Minimus Repair With Double-Row Technique and Bioinductive Implant Augmentation. Arthroscopy Techniques 2019; Epub ahead of print.
Lateral hip pain in patients without significant osteoarthritis may be due to a number of different etiologies. Recent attention has been placed on the role of abductor tendon (gluteus medius and minimus) deficiency in these patients. These tears, analogous to rotator cuff tears in the shoulder, may cause pain, weakness, limp, and dysfunction. Mainstays of treatment include nonoperative treatment and, in select patients, operative fixation. This article presents an overview of management of patients with symptomatic, large, retracted, chronic tears of the abductor tendons. The highlighted repair is a “double-row” repair with biological patch augmentation.
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