Hamstring injury information

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.


Case: Robert Gendler

American physician Robert Gendler had been feeling pain in his buttocks for a long time, which made it difficult for him to sit or engage in physical activity. After learning about Hospital NEO’s reputation for excellence in treating hamstring injuries, Dr. Gendler applied for surgery in Finland under the care of orthopedic surgeon Lasse Lempainen. Now, thanks to the surgery he is again able to enjoy physical activity and live a pain-free life.

Diagnosis and surgical treatment of partial (one- and two-tendon) proximal hamstring avulsions

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

Oper Tech Sports Med 2009


Lasse Lempainen
ortopedian erikoislääkäri
urheiluortopedian dosentti

Urheilu Mehiläinen
Mehiläinen Neo Turku
Joukahaisenkatu 6
FI-20520 Turku

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