ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE

Dr. Stephen Incavo Showcases a New Repair Technique for Hip Abductor Tendon Tears

Oct. 7, 2020

A new repair technique for hip abductor tendon tears employs a longitudinal bone trough in the greater trochanter. This allows for reconstitution of the abductor tendon and is showing improved outcomes compared with the traditional repair using suture anchors or transosseous bone tunnels.

We also propose a new classification system for abductor tendon tears that will help to better describe tear types anatomically and thereby guide appropriate surgical interventions based on these types. We found that outcomes after surgical treatment of abductor tendon tears without avulsion are superior to those after repairs of abductor tendon avulsions. This an important distinction compared with previous literature on abductor tendon repairs.