Hamstring Strain in High School Athletes


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 17-003905
    NCT ID: NCT03248011
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 17-003905

About this study

The purpose of the current study is, 1) Determine the effectiveness of injury prevention programs for prevention of hamstring muscle strains, 2) Identify how these programs impact athletes' flexibility, muscle stiffness, strength, and power, and 3) Determine the ability of a state-of-the-art imaging technology, shear wave elastography to predict future hamstring muscle strain injury.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Member of high school basketball team
  • School agreement to participate in study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to ambulate independently
  • Lower extremity or back surgery within 1 year of study enrollment
  • Presence of neurological disease

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Timothy Hewett, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Wendy Hurd P.T., Ph.D., SCS




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