Hamstring

Incomplete Rehabilitation or Physiological failure of Hamstring tear

Reinjury rates after acute hamstring injuries are reported to range from 14% to 63% within the same playing season or up to 2 years after the initial injury. Despite relatively high reinjury risk after hamstring injuries, there is a lack of exact knowledge about their severity, location, and timing. Thus far, the location and severity,…

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How focussed does you warm-up need to be?

In my review this week is my summary of a paper looking at soccer warm ups. ( Sign up to get it each week) In most sports, a warm-up is performed with an aim to prepare the body for high level performance and to prevent injuries when performing at that high level. In soccer, players…

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Intramuscular tendon : A hidden problem in Muscle tears?

It is well known that some hamstring and quadriceps strains take much longer to repair than others, and some injuries are more prone to recurrence. A number of thigh muscles including the biceps femoris and rectus femoris have significant intramuscular tendons. Improved resolution via MRI and anatomical dissection studies provide evidence that in many muscles,…

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