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Muscle Strain (cont.)

Prognosis of Muscle Strain

Usually, with proper treatment, most people recover completely from muscle strain. More complicated situations are handled on an individual basis by the doctor.

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Shahram Lotfipour, MD, Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Emergency Medicine, Pomona Valley Medical Center.

Coauthor(s): Dorris Powell, MD, Senior Consulting Staff, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor III, MD, Vice-Chief, Compliance Officer, Attending Physician Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina.

REFERENCES:

Heftler, Jeffrey M. "Hamstring Strain." Medscape.com. Nov. 22, 2011. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/307765-overview>.

Klippel, John H., et al., eds. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases. 13th ed. New York: Springer and Arthritis Foundation, 2008.


Last Editorial Review: 3/21/2014

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