Gluteal tendinopathy

Integrating pathomechanics and clinical features in its management

Alison Grimaldi, Angie FEARON

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Abstract

Gluteal tendinopathy is now believed to be the primary local source of lateral hip pain, or greater trochanteric pain syndrome, previously referred to as trochanteric bursitis. This condition is prevalent, particularly among postmenopausal women, and has a considerable negative influence on quality of life. Improved prognosis and outcomes in the future for those with gluteal tendinopathy will be underpinned by advances in diagnostic testing, a clearer understanding of risk factors and comorbidities, and evidence-based management programs. High-quality studies that meet these requirements are still lacking. This clinical commentary provides direction to assist the clinician with assessment and management of the patient with gluteal tendinopathy, based on currently limited available evidence on this condition and the wider tendon literature and on the combined clinical experience of the authors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)910-922
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Volume45
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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