Hamstring Injuries: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Strategies

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The hamstrings, consisting of the biceps femoris, semitendinosus, and semimembranosus, are pivotal in knee flexion and hip extension. Injuries to their proximal end, especially in athletes, are common. They can range from minor muscle tears to complete avulsions. Symptoms include acute pain, possible bruising, or a palpable mass. Diagnosis is typically via MRI. Treatment strategies vary from rest and physiotherapy for strains to surgical intervention for severe avulsions. Proper warm-up can help reduce risk.

tags: Hamstring injuries Proximal hamstring avulsion MRI diagnosis Orthopaedic course Orthopaedic video biceps femoris Athletic injuries


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Maciej Dobosz

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