Gluteal Tendinopathy: A Review of Mechanisms, Assessment and Management
Alison Grimaldi, Rebecca Mellor, Paul Hodges, Kim Bennell, Henry Wajswelner, Bill Vicenzino
Sports Medicine | ADIS INT LTD | Published : 2015
Tendinopathy of the gluteus medius and gluteus minimus tendons is now recognized as a primary local source of lateral hip pain. The condition mostly occurs in mid-life both in athletes and in subjects who do not regularly exercise. Females are afflicted more than males. This condition interferes with sleep (side lying) and common weight-bearing tasks, which makes it a debilitating musculoskeletal condition with a significant impact. Mechanical loading drives the biological processes within a tendon and determines its structural form and load-bearing capacity. The combination of excessive compression and high tensile loads within tendons are thought to be most damaging. The available evidence..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowships
Kim Bennell and Paul Hodges are supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowships (#1058440 and #1002190, respectively).