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Lutz, Patricia M.; Knoerr, Michel; Geyer, Stephanie; Imhoff, Andreas B. and Feucht, Matthias J. (2021): Delayed proximal hamstring tendon repair after ischial tuberosity apophyseal fracture in a professional volleyball athlete: a case report. In: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, Vol. 22, No. 1, 578

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Background Ischial tuberosity apophyseal fractures are avulsion fractures of the anatomic footprint of the proximal hamstring tendons. Generally, these injuries are rare and frequently occur in skeletally immature, active patients due to incomplete ossification. Depending on the fragment displacement, non-operative or operative treatment approaches are used. Case presentation We report a case of a 29-year-old professional volleyball athlete who has suffered from a nonunion avulsion fracture for 14 years. Isolated suture anchor fixation was performed after open excision of a large bony fragment followed by excellent clinical and functional outcome at 1 year postoperatively. Conclusion In conclusion, avulsion fractures of the ischial tuberosity with large fragments and restrictions to activities of daily living due to pain can, in individualized cases, be treated with an open excision of the fragment followed by repair of the proximal hamstring tendons using suture anchors.

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