Injury of the muscle, fascia or tendon of the posterior muscle group at the thigh level is usually caused by a direct blow or trauma, or from overuse or repetitive strain. It can also be caused by a sudden twisting motion.
Diagnosis of this injury is typically made by physical examination, where the extent and location of the injury is identified. It may also require imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scans or MRIs, to further evaluate the injury. Additionally, blood tests may be used to determine if there is an underlying medical condition that could be causing the injury.
A differential diagnosis of the injury includes conditions such as strains, contusions, sprains, tears, tendonitis, bursitis, and other musculoskeletal disorders.
Treatment of the injury will depend on the severity of the injury and may include rest, ice, compression, elevation, medications and physical therapy. In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the injured tissues.
The prognosis for this injury is usually good, provided that the injury is treated early and appropriately. With proper treatment and rehabilitation, most patients will make a full recovery. However, if the injury is not treated properly or if the patient does not follow the prescribed treatment, the prognosis may be less favorable.