This site is intended to be a patient’s guide to recuperating after proximal hamstring surgery.  It is based on my own experience, and I have learned many things along the way.  I include tips for getting around, questions you should ask, answers that you should expect, items you’ll need to buy, methods for coping, and methodologies I’ve discovered for safely improving passive range of motion of unaffected limbs.

One-Page Purchase and Preparation Guide

  1. Introduction
  2. The Injury
  3. The Diagnosis
  4. Finding Out About Surgery
  5. The Day Before Surgery
  6. Surgery
  7. The Days After Surgery, and Pooping While Standing
  8. Recovering
  9. Showering
  10. Physical Therapy
  11. Sex After Surgery
  12. The Home Stretch
  13. Freedom!

6 thoughts on “Index

  1. Hey, whoever you are. This article was super helpful. About to have surgery to repair complete avulsion of hamstring from the “ischial tubular” bone

    • Best of luck! The hamstrings attach to the ischial tuberosity, which is the lateral part of your pelvis, not the “ischial tubular bone”.

    • This is my second surgery. Went through this 2.5 years ago. He reattached one tendon, but now the other 2 had to be reattached. I’m trying to find out how this happened, and just praying I heal well this time with the help of an allograft.

  2. Thank you SO MUCH for writing this! I’m about to undergo surgery for a complete avulsion of the left proximal hamstring with 5cm distal retraction. My doc said that I did a really good job and I injured all 3 hamstring muscles, my adductors, and my gluteus maximus. I’ve been researching the surgery and recovery and this is the only real information out there!

  3. Thank you. I am recovering from a 6 cm avulsion with repair. Am now the proud recipient of 3 suture anchors. Your post is so helpful. I ordered the seat cushion. Please continue. My anxiety is lessened by knowing others get through this!

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