Hip Abductor Tear
About Hip Abductor Tear
The abductor muscles of the hip, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus are located on the side of the hip. These muscles move the leg away from the midline of the body and support the pelvis during weight bearing.
Abductor tears usually occur when sprinting or changing direction quickly or during rapid movements of the leg against resistance such as kicking a ball. Overstretching the muscle such as in martial arts high kicks can also cause a torn adductor muscle. These tears can cause severe, chronic pain and weakness and may not respond to nonsurgical treatment. However, many of these tears can be repaired by arthroscopic hip surgery.