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Professor Jan Ekstrand on hamstring injuries in football

Professor Jan Ekstrand on hamstring injuries in football

Professor Jan Ekstrand is orthopedic surgeon and vice-chairman of the UEFA medical committee. He is professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Linköping, Sweden. He has been team physician of the Swedish National Soccer team.

Since 1982, professor Ekstrand has been running prospective studies related to the epidemiology of sports injuries in football. Since 2001, he has carried out EUFA injury audits in elite professional football with the aim of increasing safety in football through prospective research of 75 professional football clubs from 10 different European countries.

In this podcast with Babette Pluim, he discusses hamstring injuries.

See also:
Terminology and classification of muscle injuries in sport: The Munich consensus statement http://goo.gl/AnZxHL

Hamstring muscle injuries in professional football: the correlation of MRI findings with return to play http://goo.gl/dXCJ8Z

Return to play after thigh muscle injury in elite football players: implementation and va

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