The epidemiology of sports-related fractures in adolescents.

  title={The epidemiology of sports-related fractures in adolescents.},
  author={Alexander MacDonald Wood and Greg A. J. Robertson and Louise Rennie and Benjamin C Caesar and Charles M. Court-Brown},
  volume={41 8},
OBJECTIVE To examine the epidemiology of sports-related fractures in adolescents aged 10-19 years. METHODS All fractures in adolescents presenting to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in a one-year period were prospectively documented and all sports-related fractures retrospectively examined. These two hospitals have a defined population facilitating epidemiological studies. RESULTS There were 408 adolescent sports-related fractures giving an overall… CONTINUE READING
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