Anyone ever torn a gluteus minimus tendon?
I tore the tendon right off the hip, along with the gluteus medius muscle. Sometimes I can walk without too much of a limp, sometimes I depend on a cane and get sooooo tired sooooo easily. The biggest problem is climbing stairs or even stepping up on a curb. I put my left foot up and can't lift my weight. They're going to try to repair it, but the surgeon said the tendon may repair OK but he doesn't have a lot of hope for the muscle as it's been torn for so long (no one believed me until I had 3 MRI's and finally found an orthopedic surgeon who would believe what the radiologist said about it being torn) that the repair might not hold.
There is no way I can mount a horse from the ground, and I'm not stable enough to climb a mounting block.
Anyone have this repair (they're apparently not that common anyway) and go back to riding? or even easy walking?
Excellent surgeon for arthroscopic repair gluteus medius and more
I know this is old thread but just wanted to say Dr SCOPP in Salisbury MD fixed my torn gluteus medius that was peeling off the bone. It's been 7 or 8 weeks now and the difference is amazing. On the 3rd day after surgery I realized all of my pre-surgery pain was 100% gone! No more ache, throbbing, constant pain. Surgery pain itself took six weeks to really feel better and not have to be so careful. Crutches for six weeks. PT is very important and slow progression to keep the repair safe. I can walk up a flight of steps with no pain. I have aches from working out in PT, but my pain in that hip is gone, I feel fabulous!
I suffered for 20 years, being told it was bursitis, had numerous injections of cortisone, 8 weeks of PT torture on the torn muscle, it just got worse. Finally found the right surgeon at Peninsula Orthopedics, Dr Scopp ordered MRI which showed torn muscle, frayed labrum cartilage, horrid bursitis and it was all repaired in one surgery! Bursa taken out, labrum cartilage cleaned up, anchors put into greater trochanter to reattach the gluteus muscle.
I'm fabulous! Now in two months I go back to get other hip fixed. Can't wait. After that, I'll be able to do whatever I want.
Get the surgery done arthroscopic. Not sure who to see? Come see Dr Scopp in Salisbury MD. He's awesome and right now, he's my newest hero.
Since this surgery is becoming more well known, I expect people will not have to suffer as long as I did before getting the proper diagnosis and surgery. I have no pain at all in my operated hip. It's the other one that's driving me crazy! But soon that will be repaired also.