The uniqueness of the young athlete: musculoskeletal injuries.

K. E. Wilkins

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Abstract

There is considerable difference in the management of musculoskeletal injuries in the pediatric athlete. The biomechanical characteristics of the growing bone react differently to applied stresses. Plastic deformation, green-stick, torus, and epiphyseal fractures are types seen only in the pediatric age group. The pediatric athlete fortunately has a much greater remodeling capacity, thus, altering the approach to the treatment of injuries. An understanding of the different types of injuries in the skeletally immature athlete is essential for those treating this age group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-382
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume8
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Athletes
Pediatrics
Wounds and Injuries
Age Groups
Plastics
Bone and Bones
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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In: American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 8, No. 5, 09.1980, p. 377-382.

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