Hamstring muscle injuries

Aust Fam Physician. 1984 Aug;13(8):587-91.


Probably the most common lower limb injury in amateur and professional athletics is strain of the hamstring muscles. Its frequent mismanagement stems from the inability of the athlete and his medical advisors to assess accurately the severity of the damage, coupled with the often premature return to competition which can result in a demoralising repeat muscle tear.

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries* / complications
  • Athletic Injuries* / diagnosis
  • Athletic Injuries* / etiology
  • Athletic Injuries* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Isometric Contraction
  • Leg Injuries / diagnosis
  • Leg Injuries / etiology*
  • Leg Injuries / therapy
  • Muscles / injuries*