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Curr Sports Med Rep. 2010 Sep-Oct;9(5):265-8. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181f19488.

Osteochondroses and apophyseal injuries of the foot in the young athlete.

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Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1683, USA.


With an increase in involvement in sports activities by children and adolescents, there has been a concomitant increase in both acute and overuse injuries. The pediatric skeleton lends itself to injuries unique to the young athlete, including various apophysites and osteochondroses. It is important for primary care and sports physicians treating the athlete to be aware of normal and abnormal variations in the pediatric skeleton, as well as common sites of injury in the pediatric foot. This article provides an overview of some of the most common skeletal foot injuries in the pediatric athlete, including Freiberg's infraction, Sever's disease, Kohler's disease, os navicularis, and Iselin's disease.

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