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would i need crutches if i have a bad hamstring and quad injury?

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 23 years experience
Possibly.: People associate crutches with fractures, but if you seriously tore your quadriceps or hamstring tendons, then you will be unable to ambulate normally without causing additional injury. If the injury is bad enough, you may require surgery to connect the torn tissues. Your orthopedic or sports medicine doc will give you specific recommendations based on the severity of your injury.

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