When the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee is torn or injured, surgery may be needed to replace it. There are many different ways to do this operation. One is to take a piece of the hamstring tendon from behind the knee and use it in place of the torn ligament. When arranged into three or four strips, the hamstring graft has nearly the same strength as other available grafts used to reconstruct the ACL.
Posted on 2019-02-05
The big group of muscles and tendons in the back of the thigh are commonly called the hamstrings. Injuries in this powerful muscle group are common, especially in athletes. Hamstring injuries happen to all types of athletes, from Olympic sprinters to slow-pitch softball players. Though these injuries can be very painful, they will usually heal on their own. But for an injured hamstring to return to full function, it needs special attention and a specially designed rehabilitation program.
Posted on 2019-01-20
If you are a recreational or competitive athlete in Greenville SC, then you may know a thing or two about hamstring injuries. You can't see them coming, and when you get hit with a hamstring strain, it's painful! Hamstring strains are one of the most common injuries I treat for the athletic population. As common as they occur, I think it's important for the athletic population to better recognize the extent of their hamstring strains. If you don’t know what a hamstring strains feel like...
Posted on 2018-08-12