Pathophysiology of Muscle Injuries

  • P. M. Tonino
  • M. K. Sinclair


Muscle injuries, ranging from mild contusions to severe strains, are the most common sports-related injuries encountered today. Although they have received scant attention compared to other sports injuries, such as soft-tissue injuries of the knee and shoulder, they are often very disabling and result in prolonged recovery and significant absence from competition. Successful treatment for these injuries remains largely conservative, following an athlete-specific rehabilitation protocol. As our know ledge of the cellular pathophysiology involved in injury and subsequent repair increases, researchers continue to search for treatments that may allow for shortened recovery times and earlier return to sports participation.


Compartment Syndrome Muscle Injury Myositis Ossificans Muscle Strain Injured Muscle 
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  • P. M. Tonino
  • M. K. Sinclair

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