Hamstring Rupture Information

Hamstring Rupture


The hamstring muscles include: biceps femoris, semimembranosus, and semitendinosus. These muscles act as flexors of the knee joint and extensors of the hip. They also assist with rotation at the knee.

Anatomy: Leg - Injury: Hamstring Rupture Information

Mechanism of Injury

  • Overstretching or forceful contraction such as in sprinting and hurdling.


  • There is typically a history of sudden onset of pain in the posterior thigh associated with explosive activity. A “pop” may have been heard.
  • Local tenderness is found on palpation with the athlete prone (lying on their front).
  • The hematoma may reach the skin, causing discolouration after a few days.
  • Sometimes a palpable defect can be present.
  • Pain can be felt while flexing the knee or extending the hip against resistance.


Please consult with your medical professional for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.

Recommended Thermoskin Product

Under the direction of your medical professional and in conjuction with your advised treatment plan, any of the following Thermoskin products are recommended.


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