Gluteus Maximus Transfer for Hip Abductor Deficiency

Paul M. Inclan, Maria T. Schwabe, Bryant M. Song, Andrew W. Kuhn, Daniel R. Layon, John C. Clohisy, Cecilia Pascual-Garrido

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Hip abductor deficiency resulting from gluteus medius and minimus pathology is increasingly recognized as a generator of lateral-sided hip pain. In the setting of a failed gluteus medius repair or in patients with irreparable tears, transfer of the anterior portion of the gluteus maximus muscle can be performed to treat gluteal abductor deficiency. The classic description of the gluteus maximus transfer technique relies solely on bone tunnel fixation. This article describes a reproducible technique that incorporates the addition of a distal row to the tendon transfer, which may improve fixation by both compressing the tendon transfer to the greater trochanter and providing improved biomechanical strength to the transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e671-e676
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2023


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