Acute proximal hamstring rupture.

  title={Acute proximal hamstring rupture.},
  author={Steven Brad Cohen and James Bradley},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={15 6},
Hamstring strain is common in athletes, and both diagnosis and surgical treatment of this injury are becoming more common. Nonsurgical treatment of complete ruptures has resulted in complications such as muscle weakness and sciatic neuralgia. Surgical treatment recently has been advocated to repair the complete rupture of the hamstring tendons from the ischial tuberosity. Surgical repair involves a transverse incision in the gluteal crease, protection of the sciatic nerve, mobilization of the… CONTINUE READING
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