The diagnostic and prognostic value of ultrasonography in soccer players with acute hamstring injuries.

@article{Petersen2014TheDA,
  title={The diagnostic and prognostic value of ultrasonography in soccer players with acute hamstring injuries.},
  author={J. L. A. Petersen and Kristian Thorborg and Michael Nielsen and Thomas Skj\odt and Lars Hans Bolvig and Niels Bang and Per H{\"o}lmich},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={399-404}
}
BACKGROUND An injury to the hamstring muscle complex is the most common injury in soccer. Ultrasound of acute hamstring injuries is often used as a clinical tool for diagnosing hamstring injuries and guiding players in when they can return to play. PURPOSE To (1) investigate the characteristic sonographic findings of acute hamstring injuries in soccer players, (2) compare the mean injury severity (time to return to play) in injured players with and without sonographically verified… CONTINUE READING