Rupture of the ischial origin of the hamstring muscles

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Bibliographic Details
Title translated into German:Ruptur der Hamstringmuskeln nahe am Muskelansatz am Os ischii
Author:Orava, Sakari; Kujala, Urho M.
Published in:The American journal of sports medicine
Published:23 (1995), 6 , S. 702-705, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:0363-5465, 1552-3365
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Identification number:PU199605107769

Author's abstract

We treated eight patients who had complete rupture of the ischial origin of the hamstring muscles. This uncommon injury results from a sudden forceful flexion of the hip joint when the knee is extended and the hamstring muscles powerfully contracted. The injuries occurred during athletic exercise in six men and two women who had a mean age of 40 years (range, 22 to 53). With prompt diagnosis and surgery the final functional results in these patients were good. If the diagnosis is delayed, it is not possible to accomplish a primary suture of the hamstring muscles to the ischial bone. Consequently, another surgical procedure will need to be performed to restore function. Unlike cases of bony avulsion of the ischial apophysis in growing children, acute complete rupture of the proximal hamstring muscles origin in adults should be treated with prompt surgery. Verf.-Referat