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Limitation in Flexion of Both Hips in Three Boys Cured by Section of Bilateral Accessory Tendons of Gluteus Maximus | OMICS International | Abstract
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Case Report

Limitation in Flexion of Both Hips in Three Boys Cured by Section of Bilateral Accessory Tendons of Gluteus Maximus

Ameen Oand Faraj AA*

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Hawler medical school, Hawler, Kurdistan, Iraq

*Corresponding Author:
Adnan Abdilmajeed Faraj
Associate Professor, Consultant orthopaedic surgeon
Hawler medical school, Hawler, Kurdistan, Iraq
Tel: 964 66 2273384
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: Mar 24, 2014; Accepted date:May 29, 2014; Published date: May 31, 2014

Citation: Ameen O and Faraj AA (2014) Limitation in Flexion of Both Hips in Three Boys Cured by Section of Bilateral Accessory Tendons of Gluteus Maximus. Anat Physiol 4:144. doi: 10.4172/2161-0940.1000144

Copyright: © 2014 Ameen O, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Introduction: Anomalies of paediatric hip muscles are rare events, but they can cause significant problems in daily activities. Hence, their identification and treatment are essential.

Patients: Three boys presented with bilateral limitation of hip flexion interfering with sitting and attending school. Biology and radiology were normal. Exploration of the gluteus tendons revealed an accessory tendon of the gluteus maximus inserted into the inter-trochanteric line.

Results: Surgical release was curative in all cases. The child felt happy to sit and use the hips as normal.

Conclusion: Anatomic variation of gluteus maximus has to be kept in mind when flexion of the hip is limited in children in the absence of radiological abnormalities. Surgical release is curative.


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