Proximal Hamstring Tears


A proximal hamstring tear involves tearing one or more of the hamstring tendons from their attachment to the ischial tuberosity, located deep in the gluteal fold. Injuries to the hamstring are usually acute in nature; more common in athletes involved in soccer, baseball, and gymnastics.


Signs and Symptoms

  • Sharp pain.
  • A “pop” sound.
  • Difficulty moving or bearing weight.
  • Bruising.
  • Swelling and deformity.
  • Pain and discomfort when sitting.


Treatment Options

  • Open hamstring repair.
  • Nonsteroidal medications.
  • Injections.
  • Physical Therapy.
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