Journal article

Magnetic resonance imaging parameters for assessing risk of recurrent hamstring injuries in elite athletes

George Koulouris, David A Connell, Peter Brukner, Michal Schneider-Kolsky

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has established its usefulness in diagnosing hamstring muscle strain and identifying features correlating with the duration of rehabilitation in athletes; however, data are currently lacking that may predict which imaging parameters may be predictive of a repeat strain. PURPOSE: This study was conducted to identify whether any MR imaging-identifiable parameters are predictive of athletes at risk of sustaining a recurrent hamstring strain in the same playing season. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Forty-one players of the Australian Football League who sustained a hamstring injury underwent MR examination within 3 days of ..

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