Overuse injuries in children and adolescents

M. R. Clain, E. B. Hershman, B. Goldberg

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Athletic injuries among children often fall into the category of overuse, with mechanisms similar to overuse injuries in adults. However, the implications for young, growing athletes are much different because the growth plates are involved, resulting in such problems as traction apophysitis and Little League elbow. Early, appropriate intervention, which sometimes includes cessation of certain athletic activity, can prevent potential long-term complications in growing athletes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-123
Number of pages13
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


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