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Hamstring and Quadriceps Injuries in Athletes

A Clinical Guide

  • Christopher C. Kaeding
  • James R. Borchers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nathan J. Kopydlowski, Alexander E. Weber, Jon K. Sekiya
    Pages 1-14
  3. Nienke W. Willigenburg, Michael P. McNally, Timothy E. Hewett
    Pages 15-28
  4. Joshua D. Troyer, Warren Reid Dunn
    Pages 29-43
  5. Tadashi Takara, Omar Medina, Sharon L. Hame, David R. McAllister
    Pages 45-54
  6. Timothy L. Miller
    Pages 55-70
  7. Fotios Paul Tjoumakaris, Steven B. Cohen, James P. Bradley
    Pages 71-78
  8. Kyle Randall, Avijit Sharma, Robert A. Magnussen
    Pages 79-86
  9. Kendra McCamey, Clinton Hartz
    Pages 87-94
  10. Peter Hoth, Annunziato Amendola
    Pages 95-102
  11. Ryan J. McNeilan, David C. Flanigan
    Pages 103-119
  12. Jake Bleacher
    Pages 121-132
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 147-151

About this book


Injuries to the hamstring and quadriceps muscles can occur in both low- and high-impact sports and as such are among the more common injuries incurred by athletes. Reviewing the relevant physiology, epidemiology, mechanisms, clinical presentation and treatment of these conditions, Hamstring and Quadriceps Injuries in Athletes covers all sports-related injuries of the thigh musculature in one place. Topics covered include mid substance injuries, acute proximal tendon avulsions and harvesting of hamstrings, as well as strains, contusions and ruptures of the quadriceps, including the use of biologic enhancing agents in healing. Chapters on rehabilitation and injury prevention present techniques to maximize recovery and minimize long-term impairment, speeding up return to play. It will be an often-used and reliable guide for sports medicine practitioners, orthopedists, physical therapists, primary care physicians, team physicians and trainers who treat the injured athlete.


Athlete's thigh Compartment syndrome Contusion Hamstring harvest Hamstring injury Myositis ossificans Quadriceps injury Tendon avulsion Tendon rupture Thigh musculature

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher C. Kaeding
    • 1
  • James R. Borchers
    • 2
  1. 1.Judson Wilson Professor of Orthopedics, Director of Sports Medicine, Departments of Orthopedics and and Sports MedicineWexner Medical Center, The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Associate Clinical Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Sports MedicineWexner Medical Center, The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

About the editors

Christopher C. Kaeding, MD, Judson Wilson Professor of Orthopedics, Director of Sports Medicine, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University, Departments of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA.

James R. Borchers, MD, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University, Departments of Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hamstring and Quadriceps Injuries in Athletes
  • Book Subtitle A Clinical Guide
  • Editors Christopher C. Kaeding
    James R. Borchers
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4899-7509-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-7867-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-7510-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 151
  • Number of Illustrations 25 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sports Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the book reviews:

“Beginning with anatomy and biomechanics and ending with rehabilitation and injury prevention, this book thoroughly and systematically explains hamstring and quadriceps injuries. … a valuable addition to the literature because, to my knowledge, there is no other standalone review of these injuries. Although clinicians are the primary audience, students, coaches and athletes can benefit from the book as well. … This book provides a good basis to anyone, particularly clinicians, in the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of these injuries.” (Matthew S. Marcus, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2015)