MRI of Muscle Injuries

  • Simon Dimmick
  • Christoph Rehnitz
  • Marc-André Weber
  • James M. Linklater
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


MRI is the “gold standard” for the assessment of muscle injuries. This chapter includes a discussion of the structure of muscle and the muscle–tendon junction, the use of MRI and ultrasound for the assessment of muscle injury and the current grading systems for both modalities. Muscle injuries include: muscle strain/tear, muscle contusion, delayed onset muscle soreness, compartment syndrome and muscle hernias. Complications of muscle injuries include: myositis ossificans and calcific myonecrosis. Sports specific injuries to rectus abdominis, the flexor-pronator muscle group, hamstrings (acute and recurrent injuries) and rectus femoris and side strain have also been addressed.


Compartment Syndrome Muscle Injury Biceps Femoris Tennis Player Delay Onset Muscle Soreness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Dimmick
    • 1
  • Christoph Rehnitz
    • 2
  • Marc-André Weber
    • 2
  • James M. Linklater
    • 1
  1. 1.Castlereagh ImagingSt LeonardsAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity Hospital HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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