Computed tomography of hamstring muscle strains.


Journal Article

Acute hamstring muscle strains occurring in ten college athletes were evaluated using computed tomography to identify the location and characteristics of these common injuries. Acute muscle strains appeared as areas of hypodensity within the muscle 1-2 d following injury. This suggests that inflammation and edema are the major component of injury, not bleeding as commonly assumed. Injuries were seen most commonly in the proximal and lateral portions of the hamstring muscle group, particularly in the biceps femoris.

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Cited Authors

  • Garrett, WE; Rich, FR; Nikolaou, PK; Vogler, JB

Published Date

  • October 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 506 - 514

PubMed ID

  • 2607944

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2607944

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1530-0315

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-9131


  • eng