Diagnostic Imaging for Hamstring Injury.

Quickly determine the severity of a hamstring injury with a non-invasive, diagnostic hamstring tear ultrasound.

Radiation-Free Hamstring Tear Ultrasound.

Hamstring injuries are one of the most common musculoskeletal sporting injuries that can happen to athletes of all ages and abilities.

A hamstring strain or tear can occur while engaging in any type of sport or activity which involves sudden, explosive movements and can affect the semitendinosus, semimembranosus or biceps femoris hamstring muscles at the back of the thigh.

In many cases, diagnostic imaging will be required to obtain a detailed view of the extent of the injury. Ultrasound is a preferred method of diagnostic imaging for hamstring injury as it’s painless, free from radiation and the results are available quickly.

Rapid Hamstring Tear Injury Diagnosis.

Ultrasound can help your doctor visualise any tears in hamstring muscles or tendons to determine the severity of the injury.

Hamstring tears can range in severity from a mild pull, to a moderate partial tear or complete tear where the tendon completely detaches from the pelvis or shin. In some cases, the tear may even pull away part of the bone (known as an avulsion fracture).

Where the injury extends into deep portions of the hamstring muscles or significant residual scarring from a previous injury is present, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be recommended. In the case of an avulsion fracture (where part of the bone has also detached), an X-ray examination may also be required.

Based on the findings, your doctor will recommend if surgery is required or if the injury can be managed with non-surgical physical therapy.

Ultrasound-Guided Hamstring Injections.

Autologous blood injections (ABI) and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are believed to provide valuable muscle-repairing benefits that can assist you to recover from a hamstring tear.

Where your doctor recommends you undergo ABI or PRP injections, the procedure can be performed with ultrasound guidance to ensure the injection is delivered precisely to the site of the injury without causing damage to surrounding tissue.

Further Information.

We welcome referring doctors to discuss the individual imaging needs of their patients with our radiologists.

Specialist Radiologists.

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MSK & MRI Fellowship Trained Radiologists

At Melbourne Radiology Clinic, all patient scans are reviewed by fellowship trained musculoskeletal and MRI specialist radiologists: