All-Endoscopic Modified Krackow Suture for Proximal Hamstring Repair

Brusalis C. M., Fenn T. W., Larson J. H., HAPA O., Nho S. J.

Arthroscopy Techniques, vol.12, no.8, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eats.2023.04.018
  • Journal Name: Arthroscopy Techniques
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Surgical repair of proximal hamstring injuries can relieve pain and restore lower extremity function in active individuals. Whereas traditional surgical techniques are performed via an open approach, more recent endoscopic proximal hamstring repair techniques have proven safe, effective, and potentially associated with fewer complications than open repair. One theorized disadvantage of existing endoscopic techniques is reduced security at the suture-tendon interface, as compared to open surgery, during which a running suture technique, such as a Krackow stitch, may be employed. In this article, we present a technique for increasing suture purchase by performing an all-endoscopic, running, locking stitch during proximal hamstring repair.