MSK ultrasound assessment of gluteus medius and minimus

Comparing B-mode and M-mode baseline measurements of relaxed Gmed and Gmin thickness

Gluteus medius (Gmed) and gluteus minimus (Gmin) differ with regard to moment arms, muscle architecture and muscle composition; an indication for functional differences between the two main hip abductors and therefore possibly individually affected by pathology. A non-invasive, clinically relevant method for assessing superficial Gmed and also the deep Gmin muscle is MSK ultrasound. In a rehabilitative context, measurements of muscle thickness or of the change of thickness during activity are most commonly reported.


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