Gluteus Tendon (Hip Abductor) Tears

Do you participate in high-impact sports? It might be putting you at the risk of a hip abductor tear. When there is a sudden burst of activities or poor flexibility, it can lead to the tearing of the gluteus tendon, which brings forth multiple painful symptoms. Mufaddal Gombera, MD, and his efficient team provide promising surgical treatment for tears in the hip abductor. If you suspect it, do not hesitate to contact us!

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    An Insight on Hip Abductor Tears

    Hip abductor, in simple terms, is the name given to the muscle grouping that is found in the buttocks, including tensor fascia lata, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. Our knowledgeable orthopedic team will guide you on the anatomy, helping you understand your condition.

    Your gluteus tendons help you walk, stand, and even rotate your legs. Therefore, if you undergo a traumatic event, overuse the muscle, or have a degenerative condition, chances are you will have a hip abductor tear. Generally, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus are the muscles that sustain injury.

    Possible Culprits Behind Tear in the Gluteus Tendons

    Rupture in the hip abductor is typically a result of aggravated or injured tendons in individuals who partake in tennis, soccer, and other high-impact sports. That is not all — they are also associated with degenerative processes and medical conditions. While sports injuries and sudden impact or movements are the usual causes of gluteus tendon tear, health conditions such as trochanteric bursitis, iliotibial band syndrome, osteoarthritis, etc., also contribute to the damage.

    Dr. Gombera will thoroughly examine the affected area to determine the underlying cause. Our orthopedic specialist has years of experience in treating hip abductor tears, and they will proceed with the most adequate treatment according to your specific case. We incorporate cutting-edge technology in our procedures, ensuring your recovery time is minimized, thanks to our efficient methods.

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    Signs to Look Out For

    You should visit Dr. Gombera as soon as you notice the following symptoms of hip abductor tear:

    1. The lateral aspect of your hip hurts.
    2. Activities such as walking, running, or even climbing the stairs worsen the lateral hip pain.
    3. When sitting or lying on the affected side of your hip, you experience deep pain that becomes worse in these positions.
    4. Tredenlenburg’s sign — when your pelvis drops towards the unaffected side since you are not able to withstand the weight on your affected limb.

    Our highly skilled experts will recommend guaranteed procedures. When we are done, your pain and tears will be nothing but a bad memory!

    Treatment for Hip Abductor Tear at Mufaddal Gombera, MD

    Our arthroscopy surgery comes to the rescue when you are suffering from severe hip pain or hip joint issues. While some nonsurgical treatments might work, you will need surgical treatment and labral repair if nothing is effective.

    At Mufaddal Gombera, MD, we are dedicated to performing efficient procedures that produce guaranteed results. Your comfort and convenience always come first, which is why our orthopedist will administer anesthesia before the surgery. Then, our specialist will make small incisions to insert a trocar, which is a blank tube, into each portal. After that, we will insert the arthroscopy as well as surgical instruments to view the hip joint. With our experienced professionals, rest assured you will be in safe hands; they will use the images from the arthroscope guide in order to detect any anomaly.

    Whether you have an open surgery or a keyhole surgery, we specialize in both. It is our goal to provide you with advanced treatments. We utilize cutting-edge technology and modern techniques to bring ideal solutions for our patients.

    Contact Our Trusted Orthopedist

    Are you experiencing the symptoms of a gluteus tendon tear? Look no further than Mufaddal Gombera, MD! Our team of expert professionals has years of experience performing repairs and revisions. When you count on us, you will not be disappointed. So, why the wait? Call us today and schedule an appointment!

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