Hamstring Injuries


R.L.Morgan-Jones, T.Cross, M.J.Cross


Hamstring injuries are common and have a significant impact on athletic performance. Hamstring tightness is a contributing factor in pathological conditions of the knee and spine in non-athletic individuals. This article discusses the anatomy, physiology and pathology of hamstring injuries and related conditions. We also identify the injury patterns that respond to conservative therapy and those which require surgical intervention.