What is the treatment for a hip abductor tear?
Patients that sustain a small hip abductor tear with the tendons still intact and no mobility loss can utilize non-surgical treatment measures to reduce pain and improve mobility and range of motion. Avoiding unnecessary hip movements or major physical activities is encouraged while the injury heals. The pain and inflammation is often managed with a combination of rest, ice, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), steroid injections, and/or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. If necessary, a physical rehabilitation program can be prescribed by Dr. Patel.
However, in the event of a complete tendon rupture, or non-surgical treatment measures fail, surgical intervention may be required to reattach the tendon. Dr. Patel may perform a minimally invasive endoscopic or open surgical procedure depending on several factors, such as the patient’s age, activity level, medical history, injury severity, and recovery goals. The damaged tendon fragments are excised and any irregularities, such as inflamed tissue or bone spurs, are removed. If necessary, the iliotibial (IT) band can be released to decrease the pain associated with bursitis of the hip. The remaining tendon is situated in the correct anatomical position and fastened with special surgical anchors that are secured within the bone.