BSc MSc K. Lauf
- PhD Candidate, Research Associate
- Main activities
- Patient care, Research
- Hamstring muscles
- Focus of research
Especially interested in sports injuries and involved in research focusing on hamstring muscle injuries with the avulsion of proximal hamstring tendons as the main research topic.
Full-thickness hamstring tendon injuries have a large impact on sports participation and activities of daily living. These injuries have the ability to end a professional sports career. Full-thickness hamstring tendon injuries are relatively rare. There is a lack of evidence to advise if and when operative or non-operative treatment is indicated. These and other pressing clinical questions remain unanswered to today’s date.
With our prospective study we gather clinical and imaging data on full-thickness hamstring tendon injuries on international base. Due to the international research collaboration we create a large database, which will provide us the ability to study different aspects of these injuries. By mapping these different aspects, we expect to be able to create an evidence-based individualized treatment algorithm for full-thickness hamstring tendon injuries in the future.