Incidence, risk, and prevention of hamstring muscle injuries in professional rugby union.

@article{Brooks2006IncidenceRA,
  title={Incidence, risk, and prevention of hamstring muscle injuries in professional rugby union.},
  author={John M Brooks and C W Fuller and Simon P.T. Kemp and Dave B Reddin},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={1297-306}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of hamstring muscle injuries in professional rugby union is high, but evidence-based information on risk factors and injury-prevention strategies in this sport is limited. PURPOSE To define the incidence, severity, and risk factors associated with hamstring muscle injuries in professional rugby union and to determine whether the use of hamstring strengthening and stretching exercises reduces the incidence and severity of these injuries. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study… CONTINUE READING
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