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Sports injuries and syndromes 

Sports injuries and syndromes
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Sports injuries and syndromes
Author(s):

Simon Thomas

and Michael Walton

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013023
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date: 12 December 2019

Paediatric sports medicine is an evolving multidisciplinary specialty with increasing rates of injury in paediatric athletes:

Injury prevention programmes are important

Training regimes must be adapted to the age group and the sport

Sports injuries to the immature skeleton require different treatment approaches to those in adults even when injury patterns appear similar

The knee is the most commonly injured region—anterior cruciate ligament ruptures in children and adolescents are higher than previously appreciated

Upper limb paediatric sports injuries are more commonly secondary to overuse than acute injury—physiotherapy and activity modification are the mainstays of treatment.

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