Gluteal Tendon and Hamstring Tendon Repair

diagram of Gluteal Tendon and Hamstring Tendon
Tendon ruptures are caused by severe strain resulting in a partial or complete rupture of the muscle.

Athletes who are involved in high impact sports such as netball, basketball and soccer are at high risk of tendon rupture. Traumatic or overuse injury and degenerative changes can also lead to partial or complete tear of these muscles.

An indicator of a torn tendon is pain and tenderness. Activities such as running, climbing stairs and prolonged standing or walking can aggravate these symptoms. Rest, ice, compression and elevation may settle the initial symptoms relating to tendon tears.

Surgical treatment may be recommended to repair a complete or partial tendon tear.
Watch the Video: Gluteus Medius Tear.

Before surgery

Your anaesthetist will contact you leading up to your surgical date.
There is not normally a need to consult with the anaesthetist prior to the operating day, but we do suggest you make contact if you have had any of the following:
  • Head or Heart Surgery
  • Lapband Insitu
  • Blood Thinning Medication
  • Relevant Medical History.

The surgery

The surgery is performed through small incisions to reattach the torn tendons. There will be a large bulky dressing applied. The bulky dressing will be reduced and the drains will be removed after a couple of days. Nursing staff may provide ice packs to help reduce the initial discomfort and swelling and place your leg on a pillow for support.

After surgery

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Following surgery, you are transferred to the recovery room where you will be monitored by nursing staff.

Rehabilitation staff from Hollywood Rehabilitation Clinic will commence an exercise program in the ward the next day. You will be encouraged to start walking the help of a nurse and a walking aid. This is an important part of your recovery to prevent stiffness and help with regaining hip movement.

Most patients remain in hospital for three to four days following a tendon repair. You will be given further instructions for when you leave the hospital and Mr Kozak will review you the following week.

At home

Please phone the rooms on 9381 3084 to book an appointment for one week following discharge.

Please report to Kon Kozak's rooms if you experience any of the following once you have left the hospital:
  • a temperature of over 38.5°C
  • severe pain or tenderness
  • heavy bleeding from the operative site
  • redness around the incision
  • nausea or vomiting
  • worsening flexibility or inability to bend the knee
  • If you fall and have less mobility in the joint

– phone the office on 9381 3084.

Surgical Appointments

Hollywood Hospital
Monash Avenue
WA 6008

Glengarry Hospital
53 Arnisdale Road
WA 6023

Practice Details

Please Call (08) 9381 3084 for an appointment.
Fax: (08) 9381 3054
or email us

Level 2, 280 Rokeby Road
WA 6008

Sports Medicine Centre
1/64 Arnisdale Road
WA 6023

Opening Hours
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

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