Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Naila Mamoon
Gluteus Medius tears are often difficult to diagnose and treatment protocols for this type of tear are lacking. Our retrospective study was performed in order to determine if surgery results in any perceived improvement in the patient’s postoperative condition compared to conservative treatment. We found that the majority of patients who failed conservative treatment for gluteal tendinopathy found surgery beneficial, and described higher scores for Activities of Daily Living, Sports, and percent improvement compared with their pre-surgical status. Our results provide support that surgery can potentially be the preferred method of treatment over conservative approaches.