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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2010 Oct;195(4):993-8. doi: 10.2214/AJR.09.3674.

High hamstring tendinopathy: MRI and ultrasound imaging and therapeutic efficacy of percutaneous corticosteroid injection.

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Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5105, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The goals of this study were to review the MRI and sonographic findings in patients diagnosed clinically with high hamstring tendinopathy and to evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections in providing symptomatic relief.

CONCLUSION:

MRI is more sensitive than ultrasound in detecting peritendinous edema and tendinopathy at the proximal hamstring origin. Fifty percent of patients had symptomatic improvement lasting longer than 1 month after percutaneous corticosteroid injection, and 24% of patients had symptom relief for more than 6 months.

PMID:
20858830
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.09.3674
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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