Gluteus Medius Tear: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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The gluteus medius muscle is located in the upper hip. This muscle starts at the ilium of the pelvic bone and goes to the greater trochanter. On which bone is the greater trochanter located?

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1. What is the most common cause of a gluteus medius tear?

2. Which of the following is NOT a common symptom of a gluteus medius tear?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo quickly and efficiently tests your knowledge of gluteus medius tears. See what you know about this type of injury and how it can be treated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to find out if you remember:

  • The most common cause of this injury
  • Symptoms of a gluteus medius tear
  • The bone that the greater trochanter is part of

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the benefits of ultrasound therapy for a gluteus medius tear
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the treatment usually required to repair a gluteus medius tear
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about common causes and symptoms of this injury

Additional Learning

For more information about this type of injury, read the lesson titled Gluteus Medius Tear: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments. It will help you understand:

  • The purpose of this muscle in the body
  • Other causes of gluteus medius tearing
  • The importance of effective stretching before vigorous physical activity