Overuse injuries in the pediatric and adolescent athlete.

  title={Overuse injuries in the pediatric and adolescent athlete.},
  author={Kevin H Latz},
  journal={Missouri medicine},
  volume={103 1},
A growing number of pediatric orthopedic patients fall into two dissimilar groups: the obese patient with problems related to obesity, and the young athlete injured during sports. While there is widespread recognition of pediatric orthopedic diseases related to obesity, the injuries resulting from "overuse" or over participation in sports are less understood and recognized. The majority of athletes involved in team sports in the Unites States are grade school and interscholastic athletes. The… CONTINUE READING