Korean J Sports Med.  2016 Dec;34(2):176-180. 10.5763/kjsm.2016.34.2.176.

Complete Rupture of the Proximal Hamstring

  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. osksh@wonkwang.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Carollo Hospital, Suncheon, Korea.


While a sprain of the hamstring muscle is relatively common in athletes or those who participate in physically active sports, a complete rupture of the proximal hamstring is relatively rare. A rupture of the long head of the biceps femoris without rupture of the semimembranosus and semitendinosus muscles has rarely been reported. In this study, we saw relatively favorable outcomes after reattachment with a suture anchor at the ischial tuberosity in two patients who had a rupture of the long head of the biceps femoris.


Hamstring tendons; Rupture
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