Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 111–114 | Cite as

Complete rupture of the hamstring origin in a road accident: 5-year follow-up

  • V. Sansone
  • A. De Ponti
  • M. da Gama Malchèr
CASE REPORT

Abstract

A rare case of posttraumatic rupture of the hamstring muscles at their origin in a young adult is reported. Lesional mechanisms, epidemiology and diagnostic tools are described. A conservative treatment was adopted because of the presence of other more severe pathologies, but functional results at the 5-year follow-up are unsatisfactory. We suggest surgical treatment of this uncommon lesion.

Key words Hamstring muscles Traumatic rupture 

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Sansone
    • 1
  • A. De Ponti
    • 2
  • M. da Gama Malchèr
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Department, University of Milan, Via Olgettina 60, I-20132 Milan, Italy, Tel.: +39-02-26432389, Fax: +39-02-26432482, E-mail: valerio.sansone@unimi.itIT
  2. 2.Orthopaedic Division, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, ItalyIT

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