Sonoanatomy and Pathology of the Posterior Band of the Gluteus Medius Tendon:

Douglas F. Hoffman, Jay Smith

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Greater trochanteric pain syndrome is a common clinical entity that most often results from disorders of the gluteus medius tendon. There are two distinct bands of the gluteus medius tendon, and abnormalities may affect the anterior or posterior band in isolation or simultaneously. Although abnormalities of the anterior band are more common, awareness and sonographic detection of posterior band abnormalities is essential to guide treatment in the setting of greater trochanteric pain syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-399
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017


  • gluteus medius
  • greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • musculoskeletal ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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