The effects of delayed puberty on the growth plate.

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BACKGROUND Many athletes are beginning intense training before puberty, a time of increased bone accrual when up to 25% of total bone mineral accrual occurs. Female athletes experiencing late or delayed pubertal onset may have open epiphyseal plates that are vulnerable to injury. This investigation's purpose was to determine whether a delay in puberty… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31826a53f2

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