Prevention of and Return to Play from Muscle Injuries.
Most hamstring injuries are treated conservatively with good results. However, there are cases in which surgery should be considered already in the acute phase. Also there are cases in which surgery should be considered later if non-operative treatment appears to be unsuccesful.
Professional football player from Italy having surgery by Lasse Lempainen at Mehiläinen NEO Turku, Finland.
When operative treatment?
– complete proximal hamstring rupture (acute repair, no augmentation)
– isolated proximal biceps femoris rupture / conjoint tendon (BF + ST) rupture
– proximal semimemranosus rupture
Hamstrings are an extremely valuable tool for runners. If the hamstrings are healthy and functioning correctly, a runner’s legs can take steps forward effectively. However, if the hamstrings are injured or in poor condition, they make running difficult.Wworld-class expertise on treating hamstring injuries can be found in Finland.