Hamstring Injury (cont.)

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What is the prognosis (outlook) for hamstring injuries?

The outlook is generally good, but can require a period of rest by avoiding running and athletic competition. The length required for recovery varies depending on the severity of the muscle injury.

Where can one find more information about hamstring injuries?

"Hamstring Injury," Medscape.com

"Hamstring Strain," Medscape.com

Hamstring injury facts

  • Hamstrings are tendons of the muscles of the back of the thigh.
  • Hamstring muscles bend the knee and straighten the hip.
  • Hamstring muscle injury is a common athletic injury.
  • Most hamstring muscle and tendon injuries heal without surgery.
  • The risk of hamstring injury can be reduced with a regular stretching program and exercises.


Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/23/2012

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