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Sports injuries and syndromes

Simon Thomas and Michael Walton

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013023

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Sports injuries and syndromes

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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.

Chapter.  6904 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Sports and Exercise Medicine

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