Fatty degeneration of gluteus minimus muscle as predictor of falls


Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 1 August 2014, online

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Date of publication: August 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The degeneration of fatty tissue in the gluteus minimus tends to be unevenly distributed, unlike that of the gluteus maximus, and researchers believe that this may play a crucial role in stability of the pelvis. Evaluating fatty streaks in this muscle could help give an early indication of those at higher risk of falling.

Length of publication: 1 page

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