BSJM Podcasts: Hamstring injuries with Carl Askling

Hamstring injuries with Carl Askling

Hamstring injuries are the most prevalent muscle injuries in sport. Symptoms can be particularly prolonged, healing response poor, and the risk of re-injury high.

Carl Askling (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm) has been trialling a new way of categorising these injuries, thinking about them as high-speed running or stretching types. He explains to Karim Khan how these types can be diagnosed and the different treatment and monitoring they require. He also describes how to assess athletes post hamstring injury for return to sport.

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