La muscolatura degli hamstring: anatomia, biomeccanica e componente di rischio lesionale

Translated title of the contribution: The hamstring muscles: Anatomy, biomechanics and risk injury

Piero Volpi, Gian Nicola Bisciotti

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The thigh lexor muscle complex, universally known by the collective name of hamstring, is one of the muscle groups most affected by indirect muscle injuries. In addition, also the number of re-injuries is extremely high. The hamstring lesions are also particularly complicated by the rehabilitation point of view because of the dificulty of their healing process. This dificulty of biological healing can be explained by the particular anatomical structure of this muscle group. In addition, the biomechanics of the sport movement can substantially affect the injury anatomical location.

Translated title of the contributionThe hamstring muscles: Anatomy, biomechanics and risk injury
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)297-307
Number of pages11
JournalMedicina dello Sport
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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