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What is a gluteus medius tear?

The gluteus medius is one of the major hip stabilizer muscles. It is located at the outer part of the hip and functions as a hip abductor and internal rotator of the thigh while keeping the pelvis level during walking. An injury to this muscle can be a sprain or rupture. You may feel pain or irritation in the buttocks that varies with the severity of injury.

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