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, medial hamstringlateral hamstring (ham'string),
1. One of the tendons bounding the popliteal space on either side; the medial hamstring comprises the tendons of the semimembranosus and semitendinosus muscles; the lateral hamstring is the tendon of the biceps femoris muscle. Hamstring muscles (a) have origin from the ischial tuberosity, (b) act across (at) both the hip and knee joints (producing extension and flexion, respectively), and (c) are innervated by the tibial portion of the sciatic nerve. The medial hamstring contributes to medial rotation of the leg at the flexed knee joint, whereas the lateral hamstring contributes to lateral rotation.
2. In domestic animals, the combined tendons of the superficial digital flexor, triceps surae, biceps femoris, and semitendinosus muscles, that are referred to as the common calcanean tendon (tendo calcaneus communis); it is attached to the tuber calcis of the hock.

ham·string

(ham'string)
One of the tendons bounding the popliteal space on either side; the medial hamstring comprises the tendons of the semimembranosus, semitendinosus, gracilis, and sartorius muscles; the lateral hamstring is the tendon of the biceps femoris muscle. Hamstring muscles (a) have origin from the ischial tuberosity, (b) act across (at) both the hip and knee joints (producing extension and flexion, respectively), and (c) are innervated by the tibial portion of the sciatic nerve. The medial hamstring contributes to medial rotation of the leg at the flexed knee joint, whereas the lateral hamstring contributes to lateral rotation.
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Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a metaanalysis comparing patellar tendon and hamstring tendon autografts.
ACLR with hamstring tendon is becoming increasingly popular in patients with symptomatic instability and in appropriately selected patients can yield successful and satisfactory results.
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Oliva, "Ipsilateral hamstring tendon graft reconstruction for chronic patellar tendon ruptures: surgical technique," Muscle, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, vol.
Bone-patellar tendon-bone and hamstring tendon graft are used as neoligaments; hamstring grafts, when compared with bone-patellar tendon-bone autografts, offer potential advantages including decreased extensor mechanism morbidity and favorable biomechanical properties [4].
(1) Widely accepted and time tested graft choices are patellar tendon and hamstring tendon autografts.
Orthopaedic surgeons Chris Wilson and Geoff Graham removed a hamstring tendon from behind David's upper leg and used it to create a new ligament in his elbow.
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Arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament: A comparison of patellar tendon autograft and four-strand hamstring tendon autograft.
But just when it was going well I tore my hamstring tendon off the bone, and that was another three months injured."