European Radiology

, Volume 16, Issue 7, pp 1478–1487

Imaging of hamstring injuries: therapeutic implications

Musculoskeletal

Abstract

Though recent research into the diagnosis and management of hamstring disorders has resulted in early and accurate recognition of injury, hamstring strain remains the most common form of muscle injury in the active population. With prompt recognition of hamstring strain, an appropriate rest and rehabilitation routine may be devised by the sports clinician in the hope of avoiding future and possibly more debilitating injury. As such, imaging has played a pivotal role in assisting athletes, both elite and recreational, in returning to activity expeditiously.

Keywords

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging Ultrasound Hamstring muscle complex (HMC) Strain Avulsion Enthesopathy Myositis ossificans 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging and General Diagnostic ImagingThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Royal National Orthopaedic HospitalStanmoreUK

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