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New Technique for Improved Outcomes in Hip Abductor Tendon Avulsion Patients – Published in JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques

Hip abductor tendon tears can lead to progressive lateral hip pain, weakness, and limping. These can occur in patients with native hips or in patients following total hip arthroplasty. However, treatment of these 2 distinct groups does not differ. Dr. Incavo and colleagues describe in this article a new repair technique utilizing a longitudinal bone trough in the greater trochanter – comparing results (focusing on gluteus medius tendon avulsions) and traditional repair with suture anchors or transosseous bone tunnels. Additionally, a new classification was proposed to help better describe tear types anatomically, thereby guiding appropriate surgical interventions based on these types. See this recently published article in JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques.

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