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Ryan G. Timmins, Baubak Shamim, Paul J. Tofari, Jack T. Hickey and Donny M. Camera

Hamstring strain injuries (HSIs) are the most prevalent, noncontact injury in sports, which involve high-speed running, with more than 80% of these occurring within the biceps femoris long head (BFlh). 1 These injuries also present a significant financial burden for the athlete and their sporting

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Genki Hatano, Shigeyuki Suzuki, Shingo Matsuo, Satoshi Kataura, Kazuaki Yokoi, Taizan Fukaya, Mitsuhiro Fujiwara, Yuji Asai and Masahiro Iwata

Hamstring strain injuries are the most common noncontact injuries in Australian football, soccer, rugby, track and field, and American football. 1 The injury rate for hamstring muscles is between 22% and 34%, 2 with a reinjury rate of 50% within 1 month. 3 Sports activities that can cause injury

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Billy T. Hulin, Tim J. Gabbett, Nathan J. Pickworth, Rich D. Johnston and David G. Jenkins

AJ , Williams MD , et al . The financial cost of hamstring strain injuries in the Australian Football League . Br J Sports Med . 2014 ; 48 ( 8 ): 729 – 730 . doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092884 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092884 24124035 3. Gabbett TJ . Debunking the myths about training load

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Helmi Chaabene, Yassine Negra, Jason Moran, Olaf Prieske, Senda Sammoud, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo and Urs Granacher

progressive NHE intervention resulted in a large increase in eccentric hamstrings strength and reduced rates of hamstrings strain in well-trained male soccer players. 12 The increased hamstrings strength has previously been demonstrated to elicit beneficial effects on speed and jumping performances. 10 , 13

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Mathieu Lacome, Simon Avrillon, Yannick Cholley, Ben M. Simpson, Gael Guilhem and Martin Buchheit

future hamstring strain injury than those with longer fascicle length. 7 Although more evidences in a wide range of elite sport populations are still missing, this pioneer work demonstrated that both muscle strength and architecture might play a role in hamstring susceptibility to be injured. Although

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Carlos Balsalobre-Fernández, Hovannes Agopyan and Jean-Benoit Morin

. doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31823e83db 10. Fousekis K , Tsepis E , Poulmedis P , Athanasopoulos S , Vagenas G . Intrinsic risk factors of non-contact quadriceps and hamstring strains in soccer: a prospective study of 100 professional players . Br J Sports Med . 2011 ; 45 ( 9 ): 709 – 714

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Jason Brumitt, Alma Mattocks, Jeremy Loew and Phil Lentz

at the leg, and 6 occurred in the foot/ankle region. The time-loss injuries to the thigh/knee region consisted of 2 hamstring strains, 2 anterior cruciate ligament sprains, 1 patella subluxation, and 2 knee sprains (not otherwise specified). The diagnoses for the 2 leg injuries were medial tibial

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Diego Alonso-Fernandez, Yaiza Taboada-Iglesias, Tania García-Remeseiro and Águeda Gutiérrez-Sánchez

, Williams MD , Shield AJ . The role of neuromuscular inhibition in hamstring strain injury recurrence . J Electromyogr Kinesiol . 2013 ; 23 ( 3 ): 523 – 530 . PubMed ID: 23402871 doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2012.12.006 23402871 32. Sharifnezhad A , Marzilger R , Arampatzis A . Effects of load

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Kornelius Kraus, Elisabeth Kraus, Boris Gojanovic and Francois Fourchet

. References 1. Askling C , Saartok T , Thorstensson A . Type of acute hamstring strain affects flexibility, strength, and time to return to pre-injury level . Br J Sports Med . 2006 ; 40 ( 1 ): 40 – 44 . PubMed ID:16371489 doi:10.1136/bjsm.2005.018879 10.1136/bjsm.2005.018879 16371489 2

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Francesco Campa, Federico Spiga and Stefania Toselli

The prevention of sports injuries has been the topic of many research studies in recent decades. In soccer players, most of the injuries involve hamstring strains and traumas of the tendons and ligaments of the knees. 1 – 4 A study by Ekstrand et al 5 examined the injuries’ characteristics in