A laceration of muscle, fascia or tendon of the posterior muscle group at thigh level is typically caused by a deep cut or tear to the area, most commonly due to a blunt force trauma such as a fall or a motor vehicle accident.
This type of laceration is diagnosed by a physical examination of the affected area and imaging tests such as x-rays or MRI to check for any damage to the structure of the muscle, fascia or tendon.
Other causes of pain and/or swelling in the thigh area should be considered, such as a strain or tear in the muscle, a fracture or a contusion.
Treatment for this type of laceration may include rest, ice, compression and elevation of the affected area. Surgery may be necessary to repair the muscle, fascia or tendon if the damage is significant.
The prognosis for this type of laceration depends on the severity of the injury. If treated properly, the recovery time can be anywhere from a few weeks to several months. In more severe cases, it may take longer for the muscle, fascia or tendon to heal and full recovery may not be possible.