Outcomes of Endoscopic Gluteus Medius Repair: Study of Thirty-four Patients with Minimum Two-Year Follow-up.
Abstract: Surgical intervention for partial and full-thickness gluteus medius tears is often recommended for patients who have persistent pain despite nonoperative treatment. Traditionally, the surgical intervention has been carried out through open techniques with good results; however, advantages of endoscopic techniques include less tissue dissection, improved tendon mobilization, and the benefit of arthroscopic correction of intra-articular pathological conditions. The purpose of this report is to provide an update on a previously published study of patients with a gluteus medius tear, with inclusion of additional patients followed for a minimum of two years.
METHODS: The study included thirty-four patients who had undergone an endoscopic gluteus medius repair with correction of intra-articular pathological conditions between April 2009 and April 2012 and had been followed for a minimum of two years. Patient-reported outcome measures included the modified Harris hip score, Nonarthritic Hip Score, and Hip Outcome Score-Activities of Daily Living and Sport-Specific Subscale. A visual analog scale (VAS) pain score and a patient satisfaction score were also recorded.