Traumatic injuries of thigh and calf muscles in athletes: role and clinical relevance of MR imaging and ultrasound

@inproceedings{Hayashi2012TraumaticIO,
  title={Traumatic injuries of thigh and calf muscles in athletes: role and clinical relevance of MR imaging and ultrasound},
  author={Daichi Hayashi and Bruce H Hamilton and Ali Guermazi and Richard V P de Villiers and Michel D Crema and Frank W Roemer},
  booktitle={Insights into imaging},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVES Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and ultrasound have become valuable tools for evaluation of traumatic muscle injuries in athletes. Common athletic injuries include strain, contusion and avulsion, which are characterised by muscle fibre disruption, intramuscular haemorrhagic dissection, haematoma at the musculotendinous junction, and perifascial blood or haematoma. METHODS MR imaging may allow clinicians to predict the time required before athletes can return to competition and the… CONTINUE READING

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