Hamstring injuries: anatomy, imaging, and intervention.

@article{Linklater2010HamstringIA,
  title={Hamstring injuries: anatomy, imaging, and intervention.},
  author={James M. Linklater and Bruce Loveland Hamilton and James Carmichael and John William Orchard and David G S Wood},
  journal={Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={
          131-61
        }
}
Injury to the hamstring muscle complex (HMC) is extremely common in the athletic community. Anatomical and functional aspects of the HMC predispose it to injury, including the fact that the muscles cross two joints and undergo eccentric contraction during the gait cycle. Injury most commonly occurs at the muscle tendon junction but may occur anywhere between the origin and insertion. Complete hamstring avulsions require early surgical repair. The principal indication for imaging is in a triage… CONTINUE READING
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