Hamstring Lengthening

What is Hamstring Lengthening?

Hamstring lengthening is a surgery, which aims to treat tight and shortened hamstring muscles (muscles at the back of the thigh used to flex and rotate the leg). Occasionally, tight hamstring is a contributor to hip instability.

How does Hamstring Lengthening help?

The procedure helps in treating the problems occurring because of spasticity, and cerebral palsy. Spasticity is a condition in which certain muscles are continuously contracted....

How is Hamstring Lengthening done?

What are the benefits and risks of Hamstring Lengthening treatment?

The advantages of Hamstring Lengthening procedure are:

  • The stiff joints become more flexible.
  • The person is able to sit, move, walk, and stretch his leg freely.
  • The normal posture is restored.

The risks associated with Hamstring Lengthening process are:

  • Infections may occur but they are usually minor and can be treated easily.
  • Bleeding.
  • Need for repetitive surgery.

The major limitation of this surgery is that the corrections made during the process are temporary. As the person grows, the same muscle may grow and contract, requiring an additional surgery after some time.

How does Medanta provide care?

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