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BET 2: LASER THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE HAMSTRING MUSCLE INJURIES
  1. Tom Hughes,
  2. Michael Callaghan
  1. Medical and Sports Science Department, Manchester United Football Club Ltd., Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Tom Hughes; richard.body{at}manchester.ac.uk

Abstract

Local laser therapy has been suggested as a promising treatment for acute hamstring muscle tears. We carried out a shortcut systematic review to establish whether therapeutic lasers are beneficial for patients with acute hamstring tears. Despite a comprehensive literature search, no studies that were directly relevant to the question could be identified. The clinical bottom line is therefore that there is currently no evidence for the use of any form of laser therapy in the treatment of acute hamstring muscle tears.

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