Gluteus medius tendon tear and degenerative hip disease

Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique, CHU Nord, place Victor-Pauchet, 80000 Amiens.
Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Réparatrice de l Appareil Moteur (Impact Factor: 0.55). 12/2003; 89(7):640-2.
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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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