Hip Preservation Clinic

Gluteus Tendon Repair

Surgically-Correcting Tears of Gluteus Tendons

A few suture anchors are utilized to repair torn tendons and re-attach them to the greater trochanter bone. In rare cases, for severely damaged tendons, an augmentation may be performed using an Achilles tendon allograft or artificial indicative tendon tissue.
This procedure will always include a bursectomy of the GT bursa.

Glut Tendon Repair
Surgical repair of gluteus tendon

Preparing for Gluteus Tendon Repair Surgery

Prior to surgery, the team recommends the following:

  • Maintaining a balanced diet (including calcium and Vit D)
  • Cessation of nicotine and marijuana use (if applicable)
  • Maintain cardiovascular fitness and strength as able prior to surgery
  • Identifying a trusted person to take you home from surgery and assist in days following surgery
  • Acquiring crutches
  • The hospital – BCH – will call to inform you of the time you should arrive at the hospital on the day of your surgery, and the time to begin fasting


Post-Operative Instructions
& Rehab Protocols

At discharge you will receive a post op folder with instructions on how to care for your dressings and when you may bath or shower. We ask that you do not remove your dressings unless they are saturated or leaking. The post op folder will also include your medication instructions, a Persons With Disabilities parking privileges application and your hip arthroscopy photos. There is a pain/medication tracking sheet you will be asked to fill out and bring to the first post op appointment. A hip preservation team contact list will also be provided; use this to reach out with urgent matters.