Gluteus Medius Tendon Repair

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Has anyone had this surgery ? I am 3 days post op.

Just wondering what type of pain did you have and for how long. I have had a little more pain than i expected. I have a 7 " incision . I have 4 anchors.

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    I had this surgery 15 months ago along with a glute minimus repair. It was a very long and painful recovery. My medius was completely ripped off the bone. I felt like a train wreck for a good month.

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      Bless you! Glad its all behind you. Mine was a clean tear , partial thickness. I just didnt know how much pain to expect. Im worried I will retear it . I am having pain at times in butt area. Thanks for responding!

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    No it was a partial tear , thank heavens! I have broken a few of the cardinal rules ( not on purpose) like going up with affected leg instead of the bad. But hopefully I didnt mess up anything!

    Was your surgery arththroscopic ? Mine was not.

    Thanks for responding! Glad there wasnt significant pain!

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    I had this surgery five weeks ago. Also had four anchor sutures for labrum tear as well as a bursectomy and shaving a bone spur off the head of my femur.

    Recovery has been soooo slow. Hate using the crutches/walker. Rehab is going well.

    Doing exercises prescribe by PT twice a day as well as stationary bike 15-20 minutes a day.

    Hoping this soreness ends soon and I can walk normally.

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    I am to have open surgery for complete tear of gluteus minimus in a month. Will appreciate any advice you can give me on preparing for the post-op. Walker better than crutches? How long before you can put weight on foot? How long before you were able to care for yourself? Thanks.

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      I had gluteus medius repair & was no weight bearing for 7 weeks ( in a w/c). now am 4 mos post op & still having discomfort. long & difficult recovery for me! I hope you have a quicker recovery!

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    I am 4 months post op & still having lots of discomfort. I have experienced lots of leg aching, especially at night. Also when I lie on my good side w/ a pillow between my legs, I continue to have pain in my bad hip Lying on my back to sleep has really been a challenge. I admit I'm concerned & discouraged since it has been so long, but have read where it can take up to a year for full recovery . PT has helped with strengthening but nothing else . would love to hear if anyone else has same discomfort so I will know nothing else is wrong. thanks

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    I am 4 months post op & still having lots of discomfort. I have experienced lots of leg aching, especially at night. Also when I lie on my good side w/ a pillow between my legs, I continue to have pain in my bad hip Lying on my back to sleep has really been a challenge. I admit I'm concerned & discouraged since it has been so long, but have read where it can take up to a year for full recovery . PT has helped with strengthening but nothing else . would love to hear if anyone else has same discomfort so I will know nothing else is wrong. thanks

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    I am 4 months post op & still having lots of discomfort. I have experienced lots of leg aching, especially at night. Also when I lie on my good side w/ a pillow between my legs, I continue to have pain in my bad hip Lying on my back to sleep has really been a challenge. I admit I'm concerned & discouraged since it has been so long, but have read where it can take up to a year for full recovery . PT has helped with strengthening but nothing else . would love to hear if anyone else has same discomfort so I will know nothing else is wrong. thanks

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