Gluteal tendon repair augmented with a synthetic ligament: Surgical technique and a case series

T.A. Bucher, P. Darcy, Jay Ebert, A. Smith, G.C. Janes

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    Abstract

    We describe an augmented surgical repair technique for gluteus minimus and medius tears, along with a supportive case series. A consecutive series of 22 patients presenting with clinical and radiological findings consistent with hip abductor tears, who had undergone failed prior conservative treatments, were prospectively recruited. Patients underwent open bursectomy, Y-iliotibial release, debridement of the diseased tendon, decortication of the trochanteric foot-plate and reattachment augmented with a LARS ligament through a trans-osseous tunnel, together with suture anchors. All patients were assessed pre- and postoperatively to 12 months with the Oxford Hip Score (OHS), the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) and a Visual Analogue Pain Scale (VAS), while a satisfaction scale was employed at 12 months. A statistically significant improvement (p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)187-193
    JournalHip International
    Volume24
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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