Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Muscle Strain of the Quadriceps Outlook

What to expect with quadriceps muscle strain:

  • Most muscle strains heal within 6 weeks.
  • Severe muscles strains may require 4 to 5 months of physical therapy.

Continue to Muscle Strain of the Quadriceps Underlying Cause

Last Updated: Jul 7, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Muscle Strain of the Quadriceps References
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