Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Biceps Femoris Strain Evaluation

The evaluation of a hamstring strain begins with a history and physical examination of the thigh and knee.

Physical findings in someone with hamstring strain may include:

Tests are not usually required to make the diagnosis of a hamstring strain. Depending on the mechanism of injury, x-rays may be necessary to exclude fractures.

Tests that may be used to evaluate hamstring strain include:
  • X-rays of the femur
  • X-ray of the pelvis:
    • To look for a fracture of the pelvis where the hamstring muscles attach to the bone

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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