The role of neuromuscular inhibition in hamstring strain injury recurrence

Fyfe, Jackson J., Opar, David A., Williams, Morgan D. and Shield, Anthony J. 2013, The role of neuromuscular inhibition in hamstring strain injury recurrence, Journal of electromyography and kinesiology, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 523-530, doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2012.12.006.

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Title The role of neuromuscular inhibition in hamstring strain injury recurrence
Author(s) Fyfe, Jackson J.ORCID iD for Fyfe, Jackson J.
Opar, David A.
Williams, Morgan D.
Shield, Anthony J.
Journal name Journal of electromyography and kinesiology
Volume number 23
Issue number 3
Start page 523
End page 530
Total pages 8
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2013-06
ISSN 1050-6411
Keyword(s) Athletic Injuries
Knee Joint
Muscle Weakness
Muscle, Skeletal
Muscular Atrophy
Neural Inhibition
Risk Factors
Sprains and Strains
Summary Hamstring strain injuries are amongst the most common and problematic injuries in a wide range of sports that involve high speed running. The comparatively high rate of hamstring injury recurrence is arguably the most concerning aspect of these injuries. A number of modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors are proposed to predispose athletes to hamstring strains. Potentially, the persistence of risk factors and the development of maladaptations following injury may explain injury recurrence. Here, the role of neuromuscular inhibition following injury is discussed as a potential mechanism for several maladaptations associated with hamstring re-injury. These maladaptations include eccentric hamstring weakness, selective hamstring atrophy and shifts in the knee flexor torque-joint angle relationship. Current evidence indicates that athletes return to competition after hamstring injury having developed maladaptations that predispose them to further injury. When rehabilitating athletes to return to competition following hamstring strain injury, the role of neuromuscular inhibition in re-injury should be considered.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.jelekin.2012.12.006
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
1106 Human Movement And Sports Science
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, Elsevier Ltd.
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