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Managing acute hamstring injuries in athletes
  1. Gustaaf Reurink
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gustaaf Reurink, Department of Orthopaedics, Erasmus Medical Center, Room Hs-104, P.O. Box 2040, Rotterdam 3000 CA, The Netherlands; g.reurink{at}erasmusmc.nl

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I investigated (1) the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in acute hamstring injuries in athletes and (2) determined the role of MRI in the management of acute hamstring injuries.

Gustaaf Reurink

Why did I do it?

Acute hamstring injuries are one of the most common sports injuries. Despite this, there was remarkably little evidence from high-quality clinical studies regarding the management of these injuries.

Treatment of hamstring injury using PRP

In sports and exercise medicine, there is growing attention on interventions that provide endogenous growth factors directly to the injury site. These growth factors are claimed to facilitate healing and speed up the return to play (RTP) after musculoskeletal injury. The most …

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