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gluteal tendon augmented with a synthetic ligament

Thomas A Bucher, Peter Darcy, Jay R Ebert, Anne Smith, Greg Janes
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...
March 2014: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
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