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This section features a recent systematic review that is indexed on PEDro, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (http://www.pedro.org.au). PEDro is a free, web-based database of evidence relevant to physiotherapy.
▸ Pas H, Reurink G, Tol JL, et al. Efficacy of rehabilitation (lengthening) exercises, platelet-rich plasma injections, and other conservative interventions in acute hamstring injuries: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med 2015;49:1197–205.
Acute hamstring injuries are common, with significant consequences for sport performance. However, despite this, there is no current consensus on their best practice management due to a lack of scientific evidence on the efficacy of available interventions.1
This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the efficacy of conservative (non-surgical) interventions for the treatment of acute hamstring injuries and reassess the status of the newly available literature since a previously published systematic review.1
Searches and inclusion criteria
Six databases were searched (PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane, CINAHL and …
Contributors AJV selected the systematic review, interpreted the data and wrote the manuscript. CEH and EP critically reviewed the manuscript.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.