Hip muscle repair

Posted by jrlynch @jrlynch, Aug 4, 2021

I have torn several muscles in my hip. The Medius muscle is totally severed. My surgeon is combining that surgery with hip replacement. Would like to know if others have had similar surgeries and more importantly, how long before muscle repair healed!
Janet

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Hi @jrlynch and welcome! very good question. Here is some information you may be interested in.

Surgical repair of gluteus medius muscle in hip replacement surgery]: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31355822/

Open Gluteus Medius Experience Packet: https://www.americanhipinstitute.com/pdf/open-gluteus-medius-experience-packet.pdf

Rehabilitation Guidelines for Open Hip Abductor (Gluteus Medius) Repair:
https://www.uwhealth.org/files/uwhealth/docs/sportsmed/SM-131210%20Open%20Gluteus%20Rehab%20Guide_final.pdf
Can you share how you completely severed your medius muscle?

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I will archive this response. I also have hip joint and muscle discomfort, but it seems to disappear as mysteriouly as it appears. Exercise helps. As someone who studied dance in early childhood through high school it could be just arthritis, similar to what athletic people get as they age due to flexion and extension movements. Best regards.

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@amandaburnett

Hi @jrlynch and welcome! very good question. Here is some information you may be interested in.

Surgical repair of gluteus medius muscle in hip replacement surgery]: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31355822/

Open Gluteus Medius Experience Packet: https://www.americanhipinstitute.com/pdf/open-gluteus-medius-experience-packet.pdf

Rehabilitation Guidelines for Open Hip Abductor (Gluteus Medius) Repair:
https://www.uwhealth.org/files/uwhealth/docs/sportsmed/SM-131210%20Open%20Gluteus%20Rehab%20Guide_final.pdf
Can you share how you completely severed your medius muscle?

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When surgeon operated he found the medius and minimus completely torn from bone. I was given a very large bulky brace to wear .. Ill fitting and not really protecting muscle repair so I ditched it. I’m just very careful how I walk… I am now using cane .. today ..1month!

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@jrlynch

When surgeon operated he found the medius and minimus completely torn from bone. I was given a very large bulky brace to wear .. Ill fitting and not really protecting muscle repair so I ditched it. I’m just very careful how I walk… I am now using cane .. today ..1month!

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Wonderful to hear how well you are doing! Also sad to hear that you had an ill-fitting brace, since there are better options out there. I think the issue is unequal training/experience amongst PT's and prosthetists who design/make/fit these braces. If you begin to have problems, it might be a good idea to ask for a referral to a prosthetist experienced in treating torn hip muscles, which are notoriously slow to repair.
Good luck as you heal.
Sue

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