Imaging of hamstring injuries: therapeutic implications

Eur Radiol. 2006 Jul;16(7):1478-87. doi: 10.1007/s00330-005-0075-3. Epub 2006 Mar 3.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy*
  • Diagnostic Imaging / methods*
  • Humans
  • Muscle, Skeletal / diagnostic imaging
  • Muscle, Skeletal / injuries*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / pathology*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Prognosis
  • Radiography
  • Risk Assessment / methods*
  • Risk Factors
  • Soft Tissue Injuries / diagnosis
  • Soft Tissue Injuries / therapy
  • Thigh / injuries
  • Thigh / pathology