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PubMed (hamstring injur*[tw] OR hamstring muscle injur*[tw] OR hamstring muscle strain*[tw] OR hamstring rupt*[tw] OR hamstring strain*[tw] OR hamstring tear*[tw])AND(therapeutics[mesh] OR therapy[sh] OR therapy[tw] OR therapeut*[tw] OR rehabil*[tw] OR treat[tw] OR treated[tw] OR treatment*[tw] OR manag*[tw] OR intervent*[tw])139
EMBASE (((hamstring* OR thigh OR semitendin* OR semimembran* OR ‘femoral biceps’ OR ‘biceps femoris’) NEAR/3 (injur* OR tear* OR rupt* OR strain*)): ti,ab,de)AND(therapy/exp OR therapy:lnk OR therap*:ti,ab,de OR rehabil*:ti,ab,de OR treat*:ti,ab,de OR manag*:ti,ab,de OR intervent*:ti,ab,de)336
Web of Science ((hamstring* OR semitendin* OR semimembran* OR “biceps femoris” OR “femoral biceps”) SAME (injur* OR tear* OR rupt* OR strain*))AND(therap* OR rehabil* OR treat* OR manag* OR intervent* OR physiother*)352
Cochrane library (((hamstring* OR thigh* OR semitendin* OR semimembran* OR ‘femoral biceps’ OR ‘biceps femoris’) NEAR/3 (injur* OR tear* OR rupt* OR strain*))AND(therap* OR rehabil* OR treat* OR manage* OR intervent*))In all text. Restricted to clinical trials.22
CINAHL (EBSCOhost Research Databases)TX ((((hamstring* N3 injur*) OR (hamstring* N3 tear*) OR (hamstring* N3 rupt*) OR (hamstring* N3 strain*) OR (thigh* N3 injur*) OR (thigh* N3 tear*) OR (thigh* N3 rupt*) OR (thigh* N3 strain*) OR (semitendin* N3 injur*) OR (semitendin* N3 tear*) OR (semitendin* N3 rupt*) OR (semitendin* N3 strain*) OR (semitemembran* N3 injur*) OR (semitemembran* N3 tear*) OR (semitemembran* N3 rupt*) OR (semitemembran* N3 strain*) OR (femoral biceps N3 injur*) OR (femoral biceps N3 tear*) OR (femoral biceps N3 rupt*) OR (femoral biceps N3 strain*) OR (biceps femoris N3 injur*) OR (biceps femoris N3 tear*) OR (biceps femoris N3 rupt*) OR (biceps femoris N3 strain*))AND(therap* OR rehabil* OR treat* OR manage* OR intervent*)))377
SPORTDiscus (EBSCOhost Research Databases)TX ((((hamstring* N3 injur*) OR (hamstring* N3 tear*) OR (hamstring* N3 rupt*) OR (hamstring* N3 strain*) OR (thigh* N3 injur*) OR (thigh* N3 tear*) OR (thigh* N3 rupt*) OR (thigh* N3 strain*) OR (semitendin* N3 injur*) OR (semitendin* N3 tear*) OR (semitendin* N3 rupt*) OR (semitendin* N3 strain*) OR (semitemembran* N3 injur*) OR (semitemembran* N3 tear*) OR (semitemembran* N3 rupt*) OR (semitemembran* N3 strain*) OR (femoral biceps N3 injur*) OR (femoral biceps N3 tear*) OR (femoral biceps N3 rupt*) OR (femoral biceps N3 strain*) OR (biceps femoris N3 injur*) OR (biceps femoris N3 tear*) OR (biceps femoris N3 rupt*) OR (biceps femoris N3 strain*))AND(therap* OR rehabil* OR treat* OR manage* OR intervent*)))388