Muscle injury and complications

Abhijit Datir, David A. Connell

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Muscle injuries are common in the sporting population. Imaging plays a vital role in the detection and/or characterization of the injury pattern as well as assessing complications. More recently, research has shown that imaging can be used as a prognostic indicator for return to play and risk of recurrence. This chapter describes the imaging techniques and anatomical characteristics of normal muscle. A general overview of biomechanical principles of muscle injury is provided, followed by relevant imaging features of injuries to specific muscle groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEssential Radiology for Sports Medicine
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781441959720
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Sports-related muscle injury
  • Ultrasound

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