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Phys Sportsmed. 1982 Nov;10(11):62-71. doi: 10.1080/00913847.1982.11947368.

Epiphyseal Fracture in Sports.


In brief In this evaluation of 203 acute epiphyseal fractures in the long bones of 183 patients aged 3 to 18, 79 fractures (39%) were related to the following ten sports activities: football, hockey, basketball, downhill skiing, baseball/softball, wrestling, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, and volleyball. An additional 21 fractures occurred in weight lifting, roller skating, ice skating, and skateboarding. Approximately 50% of the fractures in this urban population were sports- related. The symptoms of epiphyseal fractures are the same as symptoms of fractures or ligament injuries in general. Physicians should always consider the possibility of epiphyseal fracture in adolescent injuries.

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