Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica

Lumbar spine injuries in pediatric and adolescent athletes


Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı

AOTT 2004; 38: Supplement 58-63
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During the past two decades, there has been a significant increase in sports participation by pediatric athletes. Spinal injuries thus have become a great concern. The unique nature of the pediatric spine should be well-rec - ognized and low back pain in a pediatric athlete should therefore be taken seriously and evaluated thoroughly. In this review article sports-related lumbar spine problems will be covered including overuse injuries, spondylolysis, pars stress fractures, spondylolysthesis, and lumbar disc herniation. Early identification of these problems will eventually minimize these injuries.

ISSN 1017-995X EISSN 2589-1294