Return to play after hamstring injuries in football
(soccer): a worldwide Delphi procedure regarding definition, medical criteria
and decision-making
van der Horst N, Backx F, Goedhart EA,
Huisstede BM; HIPS-Delphi Group. Br J Sports Med. 2017 Nov;51(22):1583-1591.
doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097206. Epub 2017 Mar 30.
A Delphia procedure was used to provide
a clear return-to-play definition and medical criteria for return to play and
to clarify return-to-play consultation and responsibilities after hamstring
injury. The document also covers who should be consulted about return to play
and take ultimate responsibility for the decision. The authors started with the
results of a systematic review and 58 experts helped reach a consensus.