Presentation on theme: "Quadriceps Strains. Predisposing Factors Contact Sports Any cardiovascular problem that leads to decreased circulation Obesity Poor nutrition Previous."— Presentation transcript:
Examination and Evaluation Muscle Testing –A, RROM Knee Extension –A, RROM Hip Flexion –Passive stretch quadriceps muscle (combined knee flexion and hip extension)
Classifications Mild (Grade 1) – Slightly pulled without tearing of muscle tendon or fibers. No loss of strength Moderate (Grade 2) – Tearing of fibers in the muscle, tendon, or attachment to the bone. Strength is diminished. Severe (Grade 3) – Rupture of muscle- tendon-bone attachment with separation of fibers. Requires surgical repair
Referral/Diagnostic Procedure Orthopedic surgeon – for third degree. for third degree.
Protection and Return to Competition Factors Sport specific strength and conditioning program Warm-up and cool-down Protective equipment such as thigh pads Neoprene sleeve for compression and support
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