Posterior Snapping Hip (Hamstring Over Ischial Tuberosity)

A poster snapping hip is characterized by a palpable or audible snapping of the hamstring tendon over the bones at the bottom of your pelvis (ischial tuberosity) during active hip flexion. During a physical exam, the subluxation of the tendon can be palpated with full flexion of the abducted hip. Conservative treatment includes resting, application of ice, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. If conservative treatments fail, surgical treatment options include partial cutting of the tendon (tenotomy) or partial tenotomy with tendon transfer.

Affiliations
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Saint Barnabas Medical Center Morristown Medical Center Wayne Surgical Center Elite Surgical Center