Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescents by Ravi Mallina, Peter V. Giannoudis (auth.), Apostolos H.

By Ravi Mallina, Peter V. Giannoudis (auth.), Apostolos H. Karantanas (eds.)

Children and young people more and more perform aggressive activities, leading to the next prevalence of acute and overuse accidents. whereas a few activities accidents replicate these in adults, others are targeted as a result of the inherent weak point of the becoming skeleton at particular websites. Imaging performs a major function within the prognosis and administration of those entities, and radiologists have to be accustomed to the benefits and boundaries of a few of the imaging modalities whilst comparing the injured younger athlete. This e-book, written through top specialists from Europe and the USA, covers a large spectrum of activities accidents noticeable in youngsters and children. the 1st half includes a chain of introductory chapters on issues similar to the clinician’s point of view, the conventional anatomy and versions, the imaging of articular cartilage, and the present function of ultrasonography in imaging injured younger athletes. In next chapters, every one vital web site of damage is taken into account separately simply by informative pictures. the ultimate a part of the e-book resembles an atlas and offers the main as a rule encountered accidents within the well known activities of soccer, snowboarding, water activities, tennis, and gymnastics. all through, specific cognizance is paid to the newest advances in wisdom and imaging.

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Contusions can cause hemorrhage within the muscle tissue, and when large enough can cause compression of neurovascular structures. One such common condition is meralgia paraesthetica, compression of the lateral cutaneous femoral nerve in the region of 22 the inguinal ligament. Occasionally, repetitive microtrauma at the region of the contusion can lead to the development of myositis ossificans. Athletes with significant contusions sometimes are prone to gluteal and thigh compartment syndromes requiring emergency intervention.

Approximately 46–87% of gymnasts develop significant wrist pain at least once in their career, with majority of the injuries pertaining to the radial physis (Caine et al. 1992; Difiori et al. 1997). 4% with football, rugby and snow-sports accounting for over twothirds of these injuries (Court-Brown et al. 2008). 1 Classification of Hip and Groin Injuries Traditionally, injuries to the groin and hip were considered to be relatively rare, compared to the other regions of the lower limb. The peculiarities of pediatric athlete’s growing skeleton with a wide range of pathologies pertaining to the hip joint compounds to the difficulties in reaching to an accurate diagnosis of the relevant sport injury.

B) Thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint injuries Dislocations of the thumb CMC joint are rare. Bennet’s fracture, the commonest thumb metacarpal fracture is seen in several sport-related injuries, the injury occurs as a result of a severe adductor pull on a semiflexed thumb. Typically, the fracture is two part intra-articular: volar-ulnar and the dorsal-radial displaced/dislocated metacarpal fragments. Common thumb MCP joint injuries are MCP joint dislocations and ulnar collateral ligament ruptures.

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