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Professor Peter Brukner Spotlights A Typ…e of hamstring strain that needs special attention [learning |2016-07-04]

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Intramuscular Hamstring Injuries

Professor Peter Brukner is a sports and exercise physician at La Trobe University’s Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre in Melbourne. He is Team Doctor for the Australian Cricket Team and formerly worked with Liverpool FC, Australian football in the 2010 World Cup and numerous Olympic Games.

He discusses intramuscular tendon hamstring injuries, a difficult type of hamstring injury, which takes longer to recover than a typical strain. The conversation also branches out to diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of the injury.

Here’s the associated paper with some very helpful figures: http://ow.ly/Hsci301NHpx

Professor Brukner’s thoughts on recurrent hamstring strain can be found here: http://ow.ly/8NeB301NKCw

And more on hamstring strain prevention here: http://ow.ly/PrSL301NLm0

Timeline:
1.00-Why some hamstring injuries are different (and difficult!)
2.30 Diagnosis of intramuscular tendon hamstring injuries.
4.30-Recognition on the MRI
5.30- Management of the injury.
7.50-Rehabilitation and return to play.

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