lesion of the gluteus medius tendon muscle: MRI T2-weighted turbo spin echo (TSE) coronal- MR image of an 80-year old male patient (TR/TE 4000/56 ms) shows a missing tendon attachment of the gluteus medius tendon at its antero-lateral tendon attachment at the greater trochanter (white arrows). Only some tendon fibers are depictable. Also note the thin tendon attachment of the gluteus minimus tendon (white arrowheads) and the fatty muscle infiltration of gluteus minimus muscle (Gmin). Only a slight fatty muscle infiltration of the gluteus medius muscle (Gmed) is shown.
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