What is an Abductor Tear?
The buttocks contains a large group of muscles call the hip abductors. The more familiar terms of the individual muscles include gluteus maximus, gluteus minimus, and tensor fascia lata muscles. These muscles work together to give the hip its wide range of motion and stability.
A gluteus medius tear is a condition categorized by a severely strained gluteus medius muscle. The tear can result in a partial or complete rupture of the muscle. It is also referred to as rotator cuff tear of the hip.