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Successful return to high level sports following early surgical repair of complete tears of the proximal hamstring tendons

Konan, S; Haddad, F; (2010) Successful return to high level sports following early surgical repair of complete tears of the proximal hamstring tendons. International Orthopaedics , 34 (1) pp. 119-123. 10.1007/s00264-009-0739-8.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the outcome of surgical management of acute complete proximal hamstring tendon tears. This was a prospective review of a case series from a tertiary referral centre. Ten patients presenting with complete proximal hamstring tendon tears were confirmed on MRI. All patients underwent surgical exploration and repair of the torn tendons with the aim of returning to normal activities and sports. Isokinetic muscle testing was performed using a dynamometer. The Cybex dynamometer (Cybex International, Ronkonkowa, NY) testing revealed almost comparable readings for the operated versus the nonoperated side. An average peak torque of the operated hamstring muscles of 82.78% (range 47.16-117.88%), compared to the contralateral leg, was noted at six months. An excellent outcome was found in terms of return to normal activities and sports. Early surgical repair and physiotherapy has been noted to be associated with a good outcome and enables an early return to high level sports after complete tear of the proximal hamstring tendons. © Springer-Verlag 2009.

Type: Article
Title: Successful return to high level sports following early surgical repair of complete tears of the proximal hamstring tendons
DOI: 10.1007/s00264-009-0739-8
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/50103
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