Surgical Technique: Gluteus Maximus Transfer

  • Jonathan M. Frank
  • Andrew E. Federer
  • Simon Lee
  • Shane J. Nho
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Abductor deficiency secondary to total hip arthroplasty or primary abductor disruption is a well-known cause of a Trendelenburg gait with associated pain and instability. The history, clinical exam, and supplementary imaging studies aid in establishing this diagnosis. Gluteus maximus transfer is a proven and effective treatment strategy for severe abductor deficiency.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan M. Frank
    • 1
  • Andrew E. Federer
    • 2
  • Simon Lee
    • 3
  • Shane J. Nho
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Rush Medical CollegeChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Rush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Hip Preservation CenterMidwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Rush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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