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2001 Prospective evaluation of magnetic resonance imaging and physical examination findings in patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome
The results support the hypothesis that gluteus medius tendon pathology is important in defining GTPS. In this series, trochanteric bursal distension was uncommon and did not occur in the absence of gluteus medius pathology. The physical findings suggest that Trendelenburg's sign is the most sensitive and specific physical sign for the detection of gluteus medius tears, with an acceptable intraobserver reliability. Further delineation with MRI, especially in patients with a positive Trendelenburg's sign, is recommended prior to any consideration of surgery in this group of patients. Finally, with the pathology of this condition defined, the challenge will be to devise and assess, by randomized controlled trial, an appropriate treatment strategy for this group of patients.
Prospective evaluation of magnetic resonance imaging and physical examination findings in patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome.
Bird PA, Oakley SP, Shnier R, Kirkham BW.
Arthritis Rheum. 2001 Sep;44(9):2138-45. Full text available
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Author/Contact: Bird et al
Institution: Arthritis Rheum.
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