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Aust Fam Physician. 1999 Jun;28(6):543-7.

The young athlete.

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University of Canberra.

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  • Aust Fam Physician 1999 Jul;28(7):652.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

It is very much part of the Australian lifestyle to encourage children and adolescents to participate in sport and exercise. As a result the general practitioner is often presented with injuries in younger patients.

OBJECTIVE:

This article presents an overview of the growth and development of the musculoskeletal system, and discusses relevant aspects of conditioning and training and the nature of injuries seen in the younger athlete.

DISCUSSION:

The range of common musculoskeletal problems seen in young children and adolescents is outlined with some recommendations made for an approach to management of the commoner conditions.

PMID:
10399385
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