Proximal hamstring tendinopathy – overview of the problem with emphasis on the surgical treatment

Lempainen L, Sarimo J, Mattila K, Orava S.

Proximal hamstring tendinopathy is a remarkable clinical problem that expresses itself by
lower gluteal pain, especially during running at a faster pace or sprinting, causing impaired
athletic performance. This chronic disorder affects athletes and recreational exercisers of
various sports activities, but it has been especially seen in sprinters and middle- and
long-distance runners. However, it can also affect inactive people. It is known to be difficult
to treat, often requiring long rehabilitation times. If conservative treatment is not successful,
then surgery relieves pain in most cases. This article overviews the problem of proximal
hamstring tendinopathy focusing on the surgical treatment and surgical technique.
Oper Tech Sports Med 17:225-228 © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

KEYWORDS hamstring, surgical treatment, tendinopathy

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