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Rupture of the Quadriceps or Hamstring Muscles

SYMPTOMS

Sudden sharp pain most commonly affecting the quadriceps or hamstring muscles during activity. Often the athlete falls in the middle of a stride and cannot continue.

AETIOLOGY

The tear can be partial (Grade I-II) or complete (Grade III-IV), often close to a musculo tendinous junction and occasionally at the origins. The muscle […]

Self Diagnosis of Sports Injuries

The principles of injury management rely on the premise that we know what we are treating. Diagnosis is the key to success. We must differentiate injuries such as ‘knee sprain’, ‘muscle strain’ and ‘bruises’ from the corresponding pathoanatomical diagnoses: ‘rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament’, ‘grade II muscle rupture’ or ‘intra-muscular haematoma’. In some cases, […]