Complete avulsion of hamstring
Has anyone had complete avulsion of hamstring plus tendons. Slipped on decking in October 2016. Still in a lot of pain in sit bone!!. Has anyone got any advice re recovery. Am due to have steroid injection in bum and drain any fluid still there. It just seems a long time I;ve been in pain. I keep being told by medical professionals this is very rare injury!!
OUCH… that’s a painful injury. I tore all the ligaments in my ankle. I was in a cast for months. Ligaments and tendons take longer to heal than bone. Stay off UR foot & eat right and take vitamins and supplements my doc said it helps the healing process.
Ham string is just as painful. I would ask for a support for the leg to help it heal. Every step is misery. Steroid shots never helped me. Once the numbing meds included with the injection wore off all the pain came back.
Finally a cast was the answer for my injury. I went to two docs for their opinions.
It might be a good idea for u to check it out with a sports injury orthaepedic dr. They specialize in these types of injuries u described.
Take care and hope UR on the healing trail soon
Some days are better than others. That sucks about your leg. When did you start physical therapy? My doctor doesn’t want PT till 12 weeks. He said he would give me some exercises to do at home around 6 weeks but just the walking or shuffling is all he wants me to do. I have developed some scar tissue at the incision so I have to massage the area lightly to try and help break it up. Where are you located? I am in Ohio I hope each day gets better for you.
My husband had 3 tendons avulsed. Surgery was 17th day after injury. He was happy with the elevated toilet seat. We also got a trapeze bar for the bed to make it easier to sit up and transfer to crutches. 6 weeks before he can put any weight on his foot. He’s clumsy with crutches but, at day 5, already feels more comfortable with sitting.
Hi, I’m 11 months post op and still use a toilet frame, to ease down slowly, although I have dispenced with the very padded toilet seat, I had the sciatic nerve debrided as well as the re-attachement of the 3 tendons, 23 month after my accident, sitting has not improved much and I really do need my memory foam cushion. Another welcome tool would be a grabber as bending down was impossible, and a bath board as I wore a brace for 8 weeks and couldn’t remove it even for showering, not that I could hop into the shower. Very trying times, I wish you both well.