Gluteus medius tendon tear and degenerative hip disease
ABSTRACT We report three cases of gluteus medius tendon tears discovered fortuitously in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. The tears were not suspected from the initial clinical presentation. Sutures were possible in only one patient. Outcome of the hip arthroplasty was very good in all three patients despite lack of tendon repair in two.
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ABSTRACT: Trochanteric bursitis is a clinical condition which simulates major hip diseases and low back pain, it may also mimic nerve root pressure syndrome. Patients with greater trochanteric bursitis pain syndrome (GTBPS) usually suffer from pain radiating to the posterolateral aspect of the thigh, paraesthesiae in the legs, and tenderness over the iliotibial tract.. The purpose of this study is to indicate the similarity between the clinical features of the GTBPS and those of chronic low back pain, and to highlight the importance of diagnosing GTBPS in patients complaining of low back conditions. Three hundred female patients were included in this prospective study. All patients complained about chronic low back pain or sciatica and had a failed long term conservative treatment. Local injection of the tender peritrochanteric area was only done in half of the patients (group 1). Patients were required to answer the Oswestry Disability Index Questionnaire during all periods of follow-up. Patients of group 1 had a better clinical outcome (p < 0.0005) than the patients in group 2 where no injection was done. We conclude that greater trochanter bursitis pain syndrome is a frequent syndrome which may be associated with low back symptoms. Patients with a long standing history of low back pain and sciatica should be routinely checked for GTBPS. GTBPS is easy to diagnose and can be treated. Peritrochanteric infiltration with glucocorticoids mixed with 2% lidocaine relieves patients from their symptoms for a long period of time. Recurrence should always be expected, but treatment may be repeated.Acta orthopaedica Belgica 11/2004; 70(5):423-8. · 0.65 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: A 67-year-old woman with chronic lumbosacral and hip symptoms involving gluteus medius tendon rupture and strain injury is presented here. We report her work-up and management. Although this is an uncommonly reported pathology, many patients with back, buttock and leg pain see physicians who often focus on lumbar spinal stenosis, lumbar radiculopathy or hip/knee osteoarthritis. Careful physical examination guided us to this patient's diagnosis.The Iowa orthopaedic journal 02/2005; 25:187-9.
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ABSTRACT: In the recent years there has been an increase in the number of tendon tears (TT) seen in routine daily outpatient practice secondary to the increasing popularity of sport activities. Tears require early diagnosis to ensure proper treatment and reduce functional impairment. Since local pain, edema and reflex muscle contraction can significantly limit the usefulness of clinical examination, imaging is usually required to confirm the clinical diagnosis, differentiate between partial and complete tear, and localize the retracted tendon stump. Several imaging modalities can be used in the evaluation of TT. Ultrasound is an efficient, dynamic, low cost and non invasive modality that is being increasingly utilized in the evaluation of the musculoskeletal system. It is well accepted by the acutely injured patient. The aim of this review article is to describe the ultrasound findings of the most common tendon tears.Journal de Radiologie 12/2005; 86(12):1845-1856. DOI:10.1016/S0221-0363(05)81534-3 · 0.57 Impact Factor