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Complete Rupture of the Proximal Hamstring
Korean J Sports Med 2016;34:176-180
Published online December 1, 2016;
© 2016 The Korean Society of Sports Medicine.

Suc Hyun Kweon1, Chae Geun Kim2, Byung Min Yoo1, Hang Hwan Cho1, Young Chae Choi1

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, Iksan, 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Carollo Hospital, Suncheon, Korea
Correspondence to: Suc Hyun Kweon
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wonkwang University School of Medicine, 460 Iksan-daero, Iksan 54538, Korea
Tel: +82-63-859-1360, Fax: +82-63-852-9329 E-mail:
Received March 23, 2016; Revised May 6, 2016; Accepted August 31, 2016.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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.
Keywords : Hamstring tendons, Rupture
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