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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Dec;61(6):1155-73. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2014.08.003. Epub 2014 Oct 23.

Assessment and treatment of knee pain in the child and adolescent athlete.

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Division of Sports Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. Electronic address: Yi-Meng.Yen@childrens.harvard.edu.

Abstract

Knee pain in children and adolescents is one of the most prevalent complaints in a pediatric practice, accounting for at least a third of musculoskeletal complaints. Accurate diagnosis requires an understanding of knee anatomy and patterns of knee injuries and skill in physical examination. This review covers the most common causes of knee pain in children and adolescents, including overuse issues, such as Osgood-Schlatter and osteochondritis dissecans, as well as traumatic injuries, including tibial spine fractures and anterior cruciate ligament injuries.

KEYWORDS:

Injury; Ligament tear; Patellofemoral; Pediatrics

PMID:
25439017
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2014.08.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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