| | Surgical Hamstring Repair--Opinions Needed Please
My 60-ish out of shape mother fell and severed two of her hamstrings at the very top (ischial tuberosity?)....only it took finally getting a second opinion after 3 months to discover that it was severed....They had been treating it as a partial tear.
Now they are considering doing a surgical repair, but are concerned because of the amount of scar tissue that has built up since the injury in August. We are having trouble finding personal experiences and trouble trusting the docs after the first docs screwed up so badly.
Dead center of her right butt cheek is where most of the pain is, especiallly when she sits. She is also having significant pain about 1/3 of the way down the back of her thigh....the pain has been the same since it happened. She did say it doesn't hurt as badly, but it could also be that she's developed a tollerance after this long.
She is concerned that there may be something else going on. She is worried that if she goes ahead with the surgery that it won't be effective, and that the recovery will be even more extensive than she's gone through the past 4 months now. On the other hand, she's very worried that if she doesn't have the surgery that it will never get better.
Her PT isn't helping aleviate her fears, telling her horror stories about botched surgeries, her previous docs assured her that she would want to avoid the surgery at all costs. And, although her new doc has given her some assurance that the injury is much more extensive than a strained hamstring or partial tear, he's rather laid back and leaving it to her discression....with no experiential information to base her decision on.
Please help us