High hamstring tendinopathy: MRI and ultrasound imaging and therapeutic efficacy of percutaneous corticosteroid injection

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Oct;195(4):993-8. doi: 10.2214/AJR.09.3674.

Abstract

Objective: The goals of this study were to review the MRI and sonographic findings in patients diagnosed clinically with high hamstring tendinopathy and to evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections in providing symptomatic relief.

Conclusion: MRI is more sensitive than ultrasound in detecting peritendinous edema and tendinopathy at the proximal hamstring origin. Fifty percent of patients had symptomatic improvement lasting longer than 1 month after percutaneous corticosteroid injection, and 24% of patients had symptom relief for more than 6 months.

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / administration & dosage*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections / methods
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Tendinopathy / diagnosis*
  • Tendinopathy / diagnostic imaging
  • Tendinopathy / drug therapy*
  • Thigh
  • Ultrasonography
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones