Mechanical Hamstring™

University of Delaware Technology Overview
This device was created to allow athletes who suffer a hamstring strain to return to the field of play more quickly. The current standard of care does not offer enough support to help prevent re-injury. This device provides multiple layers of support and also deters hyperextension during the deceleration phase, which is when hamstring strains most often occur. Some studies have indicated that hamstring injuries are the most common athletic injury. There is also a high re-injury rate of about 31 percent. Re-injury leads to longer return to play time.

Helps athletes return to play more quickly after suffering a hamstring strain.
Helps prevent reinjury of the hamstring.


Athletes in almost any non-aquatic sport
The sports at UD where most hamstring injuries have occurred were in football, men’s and women’s soccer, and track.

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