All my friends walk on their hips immediately after their operation. Why do I have to be on crutches after the operation?

The reason the tendons break down is because of wear from weight-bearing stresses. That makes it difficult to hold on to them with sutures as the tissue is weak. It is important to protect the repair until the tendons finally reattach to the bone. This is similar to the instruction not to walk on your broken ankle.

Category:  Gluteal Tendon Reconstruction