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Overuse injuries in adolescents.

Authors
  • Pommering, Thomas L
  • Kluchurosky, Lisa
Type
Published Article
Journal
Adolescent medicine: state of the art reviews
Publication Date
May 01, 2007
Volume
18
Issue
1
Identifiers
PMID: 18605393
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The incidence of overuse injuries in young athletes is on the rise and accounts for a significant number of visits to the primary care office. There are distinctive intrinsic and extrinsic factors that place young athletes at risk for overuse injuries. These injuries vary in severity from being a temporary inconvenience to having potential lifelong morbidity. An understanding of the young athlete and their unique injuries is important for enabling early recognition and treatment. Prevention strategies are also discussed.

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