Hamstring Strength Deficits Following Hamstring Strain
Project Dates: 2007 - Present
Funding Agency: National Football League Medical Charities, NIH, UW-Madison Sports Medicine Classic Fund
Current NMBL Personnel:
Marc Sherry, UW Hospitals and Clinics
Amy Silder, Stanford University
Mike Tuite, UW Radiology
Publications from this work:
American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, 2011 - Denver, CO.
American College of Sports Medicine 2013
Effective treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with hamstring strain injuries remains a challenge, as demonstrated by an approximately one-third rate of injury recurrence within the first year after injury. A lack of consistency exists in the methods used to rehabilitate acute hamstring strains, which is a direct result of the limited clinical studies that have evaluated the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs. We propose to address this void by conducting a randomized clinical trial that compares the influence of two promising rehabilitation programs on specific neuromuscular factors that contribute to re-injury risk. Further, by incorporating enhanced MR imaging procedures and biomechanical assessments of strength and running performance at the time of return to sport, we will establish quantitative measures to assess risk for injury recurrence.
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