The abductor muscles of the hip,
gluteus medius & 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. Tears of the
tendon insertion of these muscles into the side of the hip bone
can cause severe, chronic lateral (side-of-hip) pain and weakness.
Many of these tears can be repaired by arthroscopic hip surgery.
Dr. Heinrich was one of the first surgeons in the world to perform
this complex arthroscopic procedure.