Injuries to the hamstring muscle are common among athletes, especially strains at the myotendinal junction that respond well to nonoperative treatment. Proximal hamstring avulsion injuries can be severely debilitating, and the role of endoscopic treatment for these injuries has not been explored. This article describes the case report of a 16-year-old girl who was diagnosed with incomplete proximal hamstring avulsion showing no improvement despite extensive nonoperative treatment. The patient was treated by endoscopic repair in the prone position using a novel technique. Her preoperative pain on the ischial tubercle and while sitting disappeared completely 3 months postoperatively.
*American Hip Institute, Chicago, Illinois;
†Hinsdale Orthopaedics, Hinsdale, Illinois; and
‡Department of Orthopaedics, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.
Corresponding Author: Benjamin G. Domb, MD, American Hip Institute, 1010 Executive Court, Suite 250, Westmont, IL 60559 (email@example.com).
The authors report the following potential conflict of interest or source of funding in relation to this article: American Hip Institute; Adventist Hinsdale Hospital; MedWest; and Arthrex, Inc.
Received February 15, 2013
Accepted April 08, 2013