Hamstring Injuries Treatment
The large muscles in the back of the thigh are referred to as the hamstring, a group of three muscles. Running from the pelvis down to the shin, these muscles can be injured when running, jumping or performing many athletic feats. Athletes with hamstring injuries may require treatment or surgery to repair damaged or torn thigh muscles. Jonathan L. Glashow, MD is a world-renowned sports orthopedic surgeon who performs hamstring injuries treatment at his medical clinic in Miami, FL.
Serious hamstring injuries are usually caused by straining the legs. Running, jumping and contact sports athletes can sustain stretched or torn hamstring muscles. Minor strains can heal with rest and some rehabilitation, but more serious tears in the muscle may require treatment. This may include pain management, rest and physical therapy to strengthen the muscle after it heals for serious strains and partial hamstring tears.
When a hamstring muscle is severely or completely torn, it could require orthopedic surgery to repair. These types of injuries are usually sustained by professional athletes such as basketball, football, rugby or soccer players that push their lower body to the limits. Dr. Glashow has worked with some of the top athletes in the country to restore their strength and agility after severe hamstring injuries.
Hamstring Muscle Repair
If a hamstring muscle or tendon is completely torn, surgery is required to reattach the tissue, as it will not heal on its own. The surgical procedure depends on which muscles or tendons are affected and where the tear occurred. Many hamstring tears occur near the pelvis and require reattachment of the affected tendons to the pelvic bone.
Hamstring injuries can be very painful and impact athletic performance. If surgery is required, it is important to have this procedure completed quickly before scar tissue begins to form. If you have a serious hamstring injury, contact us at Jonathan L. Glashow, MD. Call our Miami office to schedule an exam and consultation with one of our sports injury specialists.