Thigh Injuries in American Football

Joseph D. Lamplot, Matthew J. Matava

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Quadriceps and hamstring injuries occur frequently in football and are generally treated conservatively. While return to competition following hamstring strains is relatively quick, a high rate of injury recurrence highlights the importance of targeted rehabilitation and conditioning. This review describes the clinical manifestations of thigh-related soft-tissue injuries seen in football players. Two of these-muscle strains and contusions-are relatively common, while a third condition-the Morel-Lavallée lesion-is a rare, yet relevant injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E308-E318
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


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