Proximal Hamstring Tears Treatment
The hamstring is comprised of four muscles in the back or posterior of the thigh needed for hip extension and leg/knee movement. The hamstring muscles are attached to the ischial tuberosity of the pelvic bone by tendons. Sports injuries and accidents that tear the hamstring tendons where they attach to the pelvis are called proximal hamstring tears. At DOCS Health, our orthopedic sports injury specialists offer proximal hamstring tears treatment at our medical clinic in Los Angeles.
Proximal hamstring tears are most commonly caused by high-impact sports. Football, soccer, gymnastics, baseball and soccer athletes can exert enough force on the hamstring muscles and tendons to cause a proximal hamstring tear that can damage tendons or muscles. These injuries can be acute and traumatic, resulting in pain across the gluteal fold of the buttocks, especially when sitting. Other symptoms include limping and weakness when performing hip extension or knee flexion movements.
Repairing Torn Hamstring Tendons
Chronic pain from hamstring tears may be treated with injections and physical therapy to relieve pain and improve function. For acute proximal hamstring tears treatment, surgery is often recommended if the tendon tear is severe. The tendon can be anchored to the ischial tuberosity to repair the tear, followed by physical therapy to strengthen the hamstring muscles and tendons. For larger proximal hamstring tears that involve the muscle, the hamstring muscle may also need to be repaired, as well as reattaching the tendon to the pelvic bone.
If you have experienced a hamstring injury that may include proximal hamstring muscle or tendon tears, contact the sports injury experts at DOCS Health today to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists. We can perform minimally-invasive proximal hamstring tears treatment at our state-of-the-art outpatient orthopedic surgical center in Los Angeles.