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The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2001 September;41(3):415-8

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Localised hypertrophy of semimembranous muscle. A report of two cases in athletes

Carrozza M., Giombini A. *, Dragoni S. *, De Carolis M. **, Bizzarri F.

From the Post-Graduate School in Sports Medicine University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila
* Institute of Sport Sciences Department of Sports Medicine, Rome
** Sport Medicine Center, ASL Teramo, Italy


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We ­report two cas­es of loc­al­ised hyper­tro­phy of sem­i­mem­bra­no­us mus­cle in ­young ath­letes diag­nosed ­with ultra­so­nog­ra­phy, ­flow col­or-Doppler and MRI. The symp­to­mat­ic ­case had the res­o­lu­tion of the ­pain ­after one ­month ­rest. At one ­year fol­low-up ­both cas­es are ­still asymp­to­mat­ic, with­out any fur­ther ­increase of the hyper­troph­yc mass­es.

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