Injury to young athletes may determine different residual symptoms, depending on the site of damage. This counters the beneficial aspects related to youth sports activities if an athlete must drop out because of the residual effects of injury. Injuries to the physis can result in limb deformities and leg length discrepancy. Articular damage may lead to the development of osteoarthritis, especially in association with high impact sport. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions in children are successful with modern techniques, without evidence of growth disturbances. Spine pathologies are associated more commonly with certain sports. Scant evidence is available to establish the long term results of youth sport participation. Further prospective studies are required to clarify this issue.

The effects of sports involvement in youth

Longo U. G.;Denaro V.
2010-01-01

Abstract

Injury to young athletes may determine different residual symptoms, depending on the site of damage. This counters the beneficial aspects related to youth sports activities if an athlete must drop out because of the residual effects of injury. Injuries to the physis can result in limb deformities and leg length discrepancy. Articular damage may lead to the development of osteoarthritis, especially in association with high impact sport. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions in children are successful with modern techniques, without evidence of growth disturbances. Spine pathologies are associated more commonly with certain sports. Scant evidence is available to establish the long term results of youth sport participation. Further prospective studies are required to clarify this issue.
Athlete
Injury
Long term
Sports
Young
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