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Adolescent knee pain: fracture or normal? A case report.

September 25, 2018

Background: Knee injuries are the second to fourth most common injuries in youth soccer. In this population, sprains/strains, fractures and contusions are most common. Due to variations in the developing skeleton, it can be difficult to rule out fractures. Case Summary: We present a case of a 13-year-old presenting to the emergency department (ED) with

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A case of early sports specialization in an adolescent athlete

December 01, 2014

Early sport specialization (ESS) refers to intense year round training in a specific sport with the exclusion of other sports at a young age. This approach to training is heavily debated and there are claims both in support and against ESS. ESS is considered to be more common in the modern day youth athlete and could be a source of overuse

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Adolescent apophyseal ring fracture simulating lumbar disc hernitation: a case report

July 29, 2014

Lumbar disc herniation in adolescents is a rare condition. It is commonly associated with fracture of the vertebral ring apophysis. The diagnosis is most clearly established by CT scan. The differential diagnosis is important and should include spine and spinal cord tumours, discitis and neuropathy. A case is presented to illustrate the pathophysiology, clinical and

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Adolescent lumbar disc herniation: a case report

July 09, 2014

Lumbar spine disc herniations in children are a relatively rare condition reported to occur in less than 3% of those presenting with low back pain. Unlike the adult, the etiology and clinical picture often provides few clues to making the diagnosis. Although conservative management is the treatment of choice, surgical intervention may be required in

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Sports health care for elite high school basketball: pre-event planning and event coverage

July 07, 2014

This paper reports on the pre-event planning and event coverage for an elite level high school basketball exposure camp. Sixty-one (61) of the best male basketball athletes in Ontario were assembled for three days of intense training and games. This paper is not a study of the current literature data on type and/or frequency of

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