Musculoskeletal Overuse Injuries in the Pediatric Population

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Abstract

In pediatric patients, musculoskeletal overuse injuries are common clinical complaints. Recently, the number of youth who are engaged in formal competition has increased. A National Council of Youth Sports survey found that 60 million children aged 6 to 18 yr participate in some form of organized athletics. Surveillance reporting systems, such as the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance System and the High School Reporting Information Online (high school RIO), an Internet-based sports injury surveillance tool, have suggested an increase in the rates of overuse injuries. This article will focus on potential risk factors for overuse injuries, including those that are intrinsic and extrinsic in youth athletes. We also make note of some of the more common overuse injuries seen in the outpatient clinical setting, their diagnoses, and treatment based on current evidence-based literature.

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