Flexor femoris muscle complex: grading systems used to describe the complete spectrum of injury

Christopher R. Hancock, Timothy G. Sanders, Michael B. Zlatkin, Paul D. Clifford, Deborah Pevsner

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Abstract

The flexor femoris muscle complex (FFMC) is also known as the hamstring muscle complex or commonly as the "hamstrings." Three muscles comprise this group: the biceps femoris, the semitendinosus, and semimembranosus. The FFMC is one of the most frequent sites of muscle injury. Hamstring injuries are becoming more common secondary to the increase in society's pursuit of high-energy athletic activities and the greater mobility of our active seniors. The biceps femoris is the most commonly injured muscle of the FFMC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-135
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

Keywords

  • Avulsion
  • Hamstrings
  • Strain
  • Tear
  • Tendinosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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