Grade I: stretch injury of muscle fibers
Grade II: partial tearing of muscle fibers
Grade III: complete tear of muscle fibers:
Strain to quadriceps muscle is most commonly associated with kicking, jumping, sprinting, or change in direction.
Pain is often immediate.
May lead to local pain and swelling
Grade I and II injuries are treated in a similar fashion with rest, ice, compression, and pain control.
Gentle stretching as permitted to maintain range of motion.
When quadriceps has 120 degrees of flexion
No signs of quadriceps weakness
May take days to months based on the degree of injury
Myositis ossificans—rare after n...
Quadriceps strains are common in sports with kicking and other eccentric quadriceps loads.
Be sure to rule out quadriceps tendon rupture by examining an intact extensor mechanism.
Sign up for a 10-day FREE Trial now and receive full access to all content.