Recognize sports injuries in the child athlete. Understand the injuries of children; it is important to have an idea of the differences in the pediatric musculoskeletal system. Injuries can either occur associated with blunt trauma or originate due to a repetitive micro traumatic; knowing the differences allows an accurate diagnosis.
The participation of children and adolescents in sports competitions has recently increased.
Young athletes train more and more professionally,
and as a result,
sports injuries in the pediatric population have been continuously growing. The presence of cartilaginous physis and apophyses required for skeletal growth,
generate an imbalance in the strength of bones,
which conditions that bones are more prone to acute and chronic injuries than in adults. Radiologists must...
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1) Injury involving growth cartilage Growth cartilage is more vulnerable to stress than bone structures. Acute traumatic or chronic low-intensity injuries can damage the growth plate.
Injuries to the growth plate can be direct,
indirect or both. Acute injuries Epiphyseal fractures are of great importance in the context of traumatic injuries,
corresponding to approximately 18% of all fractures that occur in children. In children,
fractures can directly affect or extend to the growth plate,
Radiologists should know the maturation stages of the skeleton and ossification centers of children appropriately,
as well as injuries related to young athletes. Some injuries are unique to childhood such as osteochondritis,
acute and chronic epiphysis.
Fractures are often related to sports practices and are presented in both adults and children. Failure to recognize common acute and chronic injuries in young athletes may delay treatment,
lead to early degenerative changes,...
Contact details: Dr.
Víctor Hugo Ramos Pacheco. Department of Radiology,
Laboratorio Médico Polanco.
Mexico city. Department of Magnetic Resonance,
Hospital General de México "Dr.
Eduardo Liceaga".Mexico city. Mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org
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