Gluteus Medius Tears

Whether you are running, sitting or jumping, the hip bone and the muscles and tissue surrounding it are continuously working together to give people greater flexibility.

When people engage in strenuous activities that revolve around repetitive motions such as long-distance running, people increase their odds of sustaining an injury along the greater trochanter (the area on the side of the hip).

The key areas that surround the upper side of the hip include the trochanteric bursa, the gluteus medius muscle and the iliotibial band. The overuse of these important structures may cause them to become inflamed with the most common symptom being some degree of pain.

Gluteus Medius Repairs

Gluteus medius and minimus are two of the three gluteal muscles that make up the buttocks. These muscles work together to provide stability, and they are important for motion. Located near the side of the hip and resting underneath the gluteus maximus muscle, both muscles can become injured from overuse or a fall.

Gluteal tear symptoms may include pain, limping, and weakness of the muscles. A physician may perform an arthroscopy to repair the torn muscles or attach tendons back to the bone. An open gluteal surgery may be required if the tear is too large.