Surgical repair of complete proximal hamstring tendon ruptures in water skiers and bull riders: a report of four cases and review of the literature.

@article{Chakravarthy2005SurgicalRO,
  title={Surgical repair of complete proximal hamstring tendon ruptures in water skiers and bull riders: a report of four cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Jagannath Chakravarthy and Narendra Ramisetty and A Pimpalnerkar and Nicholas G. H. Mohtadi},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={569-72}
}
OBJECTIVE Hamstring strains are one of the most common muscle strains in athletes; however, complete rupture of the proximal hamstring origin is rare and results from significant trauma. The objective of this paper is to present our experience of management of complete ruptures where surgical repair resulted in good results in both acute and delayed cases. METHODS Two water skiers and two bull riders sustained complete rupture of the proximal origin of the hamstring muscles. All underwent… CONTINUE READING