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Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte

On-line version ISSN 2172-5063Print version ISSN 1888-7546


DE HOYO, M. et al. Review on the hamstring muscle injury in sport: risk factors and prevention strategies. Rev Andal Med Deporte [online]. 2013, vol.6, n.1, pp.30-37. ISSN 2172-5063.

Acute hamstrings injury is one of the most common in sport, presenting a high incidence and even a high recurrence rate. Both are often associated with the ineffectiveness of the strategies used to prevent the occurrence of this injury, because they do not take into cosideration, in many instances, the multifaceted nature of the injury. In addition, scientific evidence about the risk factors associated with hamstring injury is still low, limiting the development of appropriate prevention strategies. Based on the above, the aims of this review are: analyze the risk factors associated with this injury and, according to them, describe the strategies used to prevent injuries.

Keywords : Hamstring injury; Risk factors; Prevention.

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