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    Default Partial torn / tear gluteus maximus

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    Hi

    First of all i must apologize my terrible english, i come from norway and wasnt the best student at school.


    I have managed to partially tear my gluteus maximus.This happened 8 days ago. MRI said 1/3 of the muscle was torn. this was the first time they had seen this injury at the hospital and the orthopedist said it was nothing they could do. It had do heal on its own by growing scar tissue betweeen the muscle/tendon and the bone.

    Honestly i got the impression that they didnt really know what to do. I have googled around and it seems like a very rare condition, so i was hoping somebody here have experianced of something similar.

    And what i should do? i have read here that tendons dont grow together. but will the Starr protocol do any good for a partially torn tendon like mine?

    i must also mention that it is quite painful, and it feels "weird" when i flex the glute muscle. and i am swollen and bruised all the way down to my ankle.

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    What was torn, the muscle, the tendon, or both. How did you do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ak47 View Post
    Hi

    First of all i must apologize my terrible english, i come from norway and wasnt the best student at school.


    I have managed to partially tear my gluteus maximus.This happened 8 days ago. MRI said 1/3 of the muscle was torn. this was the first time they had seen this injury at the hospital and the orthopedist said it was nothing they could do. It had do heal on its own by growing scar tissue betweeen the muscle/tendon and the bone.

    Honestly i got the impression that they didnt really know what to do. I have googled around and it seems like a very rare condition, so i was hoping somebody here have experianced of something similar.

    And what i should do? i have read here that tendons dont grow together. but will the Starr protocol do any good for a partially torn tendon like mine?

    i must also mention that it is quite painful, and it feels "weird" when i flex the glute muscle. and i am swollen and bruised all the way down to my ankle.
    Isolated gluteus Maximus tears are exceedingly rare, but you would address it the same way you would any other muscle injury. The ortho doc canít do anything because sewing two blocks of hamburger meat together isnít a viable option for a repair, most of the time. The glute max tendon is quite unique in its attachment and there isnít much real estate as far as tendon tissue to repair or reconstruct.

    Slow, tempo work for RDLs and Stiff Legged Deadlifts would be a good place to start.

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    I asked the orto the same, and he answered (not very convincingly) that it was in the tendon.
    Its ridiculous but it happened while I was driving a small motorcross bike and set my down as I was loosing control, and the leg must have hit something hard and I got a "stroke" up my leg and felt a pop.

    I read something on the note from the radiologist to the orto that said 3cm. Not sure if that was the size of the rupture or the "retraction of the muscle from the bone.

    Do you recommend high reps and workout everyday like the Starr protocol?

    And do you have any recommendations for the swollen leg? As you can see I the photo it's a cm difference from the sock mark.
    I lay down with the fot high whenever I can but I doesn't seem to help


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