PhD Anne van der Made

Hamstring tendon injuries are subdivided in avulsions of the proximal free tendon and intramuscular tendon injuries.

There is no consensus on whether surgical or conservative treatment is indicated for proximal tendinous avulsions. Intramuscular tendon injuries are thought to have worse prognosis (longer recovery time and high recurrence rates) compared to musculotendinous injuries when treated conservatively, yet clinical outcome is not well-established and it is unknown whether surgical intervention is indicated.

Treatment of these potentially incapacitating injuries therefore remains a major challenge.

The aim of this project is to evaluate clinical outcome of conservative and surgical treatment of hamstring tendon injuries.