The cam-type deformity of the proximal femur arises in childhood in response to vigorous sporting activity.

@article{Siebenrock2011TheCD,
  title={The cam-type deformity of the proximal femur arises in childhood in response to vigorous sporting activity.},
  author={Klaus-Arno Siebenrock and Felix Ferner and Philip C. Noble and Richard F. Santore and Stefan A. Werlen and Tallal Charles Mamisch},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 11},
  pages={3229-40}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of a cam-type deformity in athletes and its association with vigorous sports activities during and after the growth period is unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore compared the prevalence and occurrence of a cam-type deformity by MRI in athletes during childhood and adolescence with an age-matched control group. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 72 hips in 37 male basketball players with a mean age of 17.6 years (range, 9-25 years) and 76… CONTINUE READING
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