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31. Picture of Hamstring Muscle

Picture of Hamstring Muscle
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The hamstrings are large muscles and tendons that are located behind the thighs and knees. The hollow area flanked by the hamstring tendons is called the popliteal space. A pulled hamstring is one of the most common sports injuries that can occur. The injury may occur in runners and those who play soccer and basketball.

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Text References: "Hamstring Muscle Complex: An Imaging Review." RadioGraphics. "Hamstring Muscle Injuries." American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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